MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics3.28% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory21.7 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 18 '19 at 02:05
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77% Very good
Memory 89.1
1-Core 98
2-Core 196
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 380
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
MSI(1462 8A9F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
3.28% Terrible
Lighting 11.4
Reflection 11.4
Parallax 9.5
3% 10.8 fps
MRender 8.4
Gravity 12.1
Splatting 7
3% 9.17 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.28%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 750GB (2008)-$119
669GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30.04G30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 77 70 58 78 81 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 86.1
Write 89.7
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 72.6
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF51264AZ-2G1A2 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1A2 8ATF51264AZ-2G1A2 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1A2 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
78.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 25.9
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 68.3
58% 68.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 79%

 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 1,431 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $877
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