MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 03:19
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
61% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 600
58% 467 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Lighting 315
Reflection 288
Parallax 301
96% 301 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 289
Splatting 226
102% 238 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2B0B-00YS70 1TB
600GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 309 305 305 292 312 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 483
Write 309
Mixed 286
SusWrite 306
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 28.9
111% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 61.3
DQ Mixed 78.5
62% 89.3 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 121%
SAMSUNG HM500LI 500GB
59GB free, PID 0c25
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 39 39 40 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
17.2% Very poor
Read 36
Write 36
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 39
46% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
52% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 23.1
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 120%
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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 5,436 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $821
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