MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 74.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.4% 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)
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 06 '19 at 14:02
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$175
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
74.8% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 404
56% 410 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 957 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
44.4% Average
Lighting 184
Reflection 145
Parallax 231
48% 187 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 161
Splatting 165
44% 148 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$87
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8006
Write 6,276
Mixed 6,402
1,533% 6,894 MB/s
4K Read 573
4K Write 251
4K Mixed 356
1,458% 393 MB/s
DQ Read 1,845
DQ Write 1,528
DQ Mixed 1,531
1,189% 1,635 MB/s
Poor: 79% Great: 135%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$65
371GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 71 72 72 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 100
Write 91.5
Mixed 43
SusWrite 70.9
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
177% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
78.2% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 22.3
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 78.2%
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 6,159 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $848
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HDDRAMUSB
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