MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 19:04
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 123
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 431
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 586
MC Float 696
MC Mixed 644
96% 642 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
MSI(1462 3236) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 296
Parallax 331
104% 322 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 298
Splatting 203
99% 229 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB-$399
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 184 92 63 89 59 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 328
Write 292
Mixed 319
SusWrite 114
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 18
115% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 255
215% 312 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 101%
Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB (2013)
182GB free
Firmware: CC92
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 121 121 119 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 123
Write 120
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 121
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 71%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
165GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 106 105 104 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 91.2
Write 96
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 106
64% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$126
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.4% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 22.8
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 4,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $905
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $126SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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