MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 62.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics125% 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.
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
27 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 15:41
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 way below expectations (8th percentile)
62.1% Good
SC Int 88.6
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 91.5
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 305
64% 284 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 383
55% 370 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.81
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 364
Parallax 378
122% 382 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 399
Splatting 242
127% 290 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 125%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$39
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 425
Write 339
Mixed 97.3
63% 287 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 82.4
4K Mixed 37
132% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 109
122% 207 MB/s
Poor: 45% Great: 80%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 148 149 143 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 137
Write 143
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 147
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
65.3% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.3
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 19.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 98.4
41% 98.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 85%
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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 4,349 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $873
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