MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive97.3% 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '19 at 19:46
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Memory 81.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 384
52% 383 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$195
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 185
Parallax 199
56% 199 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 207
Splatting 168
57% 174 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 358 411 432 168 147 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 416
Write 430
Mixed 368
SusWrite 318
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 43.6
160% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 186
164% 242 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 96%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$5
25GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 14 12 9.6 16 16 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 41.5
Write 32.2
Mixed 6.8
SusWrite 12.6
28% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Mixed 0
34% 3.05 MB/s
Poor: 6% Great: 28%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 4ATF51264AZ-2G3E1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.1% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 23.7
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 21.1
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 1,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $860
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