MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 67.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.2% 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 Drive82.8% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime17.2 Days
Run DateSep 02 '19 at 20:55
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$185
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
67.4% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 201
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 391
52% 383 Pts
64-Core 379
26% 379 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$271
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 194
Parallax 209
56% 205 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 207
Splatting 161
56% 170 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$144
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 270 294 227 138 131 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 330
Write 332
Mixed 297
SusWrite 219
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 39.7
146% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 209
168% 235 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 94%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$70
176GB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 44 45 45 46 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 76.7
Write 78.8
Mixed 58
SusWrite 44.9
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 64%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$87
91GB free
Firmware: AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 80 82 83 82 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 77.3
Write 79.7
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 81.7
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 68%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$69
295GB free
Firmware: ABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 164 173 170 173 171 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 143
Write 141
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 170
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$87
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.1% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 12.3
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 13.1
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 80%
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 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 6,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $828
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