MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 67.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.2% 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 Drive73.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 14 '20 at 23:11
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$175
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
67.1% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 203
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 352
50% 366 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Lighting 226
Reflection 191
Parallax 206
59% 208 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 207
Splatting 162
57% 175 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSDPR-S400U-240-80 240GB
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 70 65 65 65 64 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 447
Write 288
Mixed 303
SusWrite 109
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 28.3
125% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 166
149% 222 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 80%
Crucial BX500 480GB-$58
402GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 362 420 418 431 427 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 419
Mixed 386
SusWrite 407
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 23.5
129% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 33.5
80% 162 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 101%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
223GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 314 331 326 327 327 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 412
Write 326
Mixed 307
SusWrite 324
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 36.6
137% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 182
155% 222 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 97%
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 below expectations (20th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 20.4
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.7%
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 6,435 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: 51% - Above average Total price: $872
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HDDRAMUSB
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