MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 58.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 12 '19 at 22:22
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
58.9% Above average
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 189
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 299
42% 305 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 215
Reflection 205
Parallax 210
56% 210 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 197
Splatting 150
56% 172 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71B1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 26 23 23 9 8.1 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 41% Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
671GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 120 120 120 121 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 128
Write 130
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 120
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
837GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 134 133 134 135 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 146
Write 135
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 134
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M1A2400C16 Kingston KHX2400C15/8G 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
52.9% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 17.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 13.7
SC Mixed 12.6
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 98%
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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 6,408 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: 53% - Above average Total price: $853
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