MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 23:11
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 400
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 433
MC Mixed 412
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
68.2% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 175
Parallax 264
68% 210 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 199
Splatting 131
69% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
AMD Radeon R3 120GB
112GB free
Firmware: P0422C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 52 54 54 54 55 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 455
Write 300
Mixed 349
SusWrite 92.2
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 34.9
117% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 216
175% 248 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72%
Great: 89%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 430 433 442 364 290 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 453
Write 426
Mixed 392
SusWrite 395
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 33.5
134% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 341
258% 347 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 129%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
828GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 194 194 194 195 193 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 135
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 194
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 113%
Great: 114%
WD Elements 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 106 106 104 102 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 86.5
Write 87.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 104
112% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$112
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 21.1
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 25
SC Mixed 20.4
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 80%
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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 4,751 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $807
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