MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 68.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive76% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 10 '20 at 21:45
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
68.1% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 206
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 570
60% 471 Pts
64-Core 570
38% 570 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 205
Reflection 182
Parallax 200
54% 196 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 187
Splatting 129
53% 157 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 141 136 118 100 119 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 288
Write 222
Mixed 252
SusWrite 123
50% 221 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 41.4
154% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 199
155% 210 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$55
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 113 110 133 118 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 86
Write 126
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 116
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.9
252% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
282GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 93 95 93 94 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 166
Write 150
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 93.6
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.9
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 22.3
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 87%
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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 6,569 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: 52% - Above average Total price: $844
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