MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 15.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics58.5% 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 Drive54.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 11:21
Run Duration195 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
1-Core 23.6
2-Core 43.9
16% 33.8 Pts
4-Core 84.4
8-Core 126
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3696) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 127
Reflection 151
Parallax 252
33% 177 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 216
Splatting 150
60% 176 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 143 126 149 140 151 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 295
Write 208
Mixed 228
SusWrite 145
49% 219 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 22
84% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 151
122% 171 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 84%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$79
239GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 410 406 394 421 367 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 462
Write 416
Mixed 404
SusWrite 395
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 26
102% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 194
145% 194 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 130%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$60
197GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 451
Write 432
Mixed 384
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 32.1
108% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 218
164% 220 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 191
Write 151
Mixed 80.8
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
46.6% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 20.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 8.3
22% 7.87 GB/s
Latency 117
34% 117 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $860
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