MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 49%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 53.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.3% 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 Drive30.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateDec 06 '19 at 19:45
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.7% Above average
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 192
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 291
35% 266 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
57.3% Above average
Lighting 226
Reflection 189
Parallax 198
59% 204 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 211
Splatting 165
58% 173 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Jamesdonkey JD480 480GB
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JD2019
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.1 13 319 51 27 13 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 432
Write 356
Mixed 330
SusWrite 72.1
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 8.43 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 92%
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
124GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 161 154 150 150 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 294
Write 214
Mixed 238
SusWrite 150
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 32.9
126% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 173
130% 170 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14D4/8G KHX2133C14/8G 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
65.1% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 19.6
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 19.5
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 84.9
47% 84.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 83%
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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 6,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $872
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