MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. 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 63.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics76.9% 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 Drive61.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
30 days ago, 30 days ago.
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 Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 20 '19 at 18:11
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
63.9% Good
1-Core 123
2-Core 213
81% 168 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 464
55% 416 Pts
64-Core 625
42% 625 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
76.9% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 215
Parallax 256
76% 238 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 219
Splatting 151
77% 179 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green SATA M.2 120GB-$50
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 90 86 92 87 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 382
Write 134
Mixed 169
SusWrite 91.4
43% 194 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 22.5
109% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 31.4
65% 132 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 69%
Toshiba HG6 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: JULA0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 440 439 442 445 443 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 441
Mixed 425
SusWrite 444
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.6
156% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 343
255% 337 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 109%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
67.6% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.2
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 17.4
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 105%
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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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