MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics74.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive38.5% 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.
Very high background CPU (70%). 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)
Memory5.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '20 at 10:31
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 70%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
49.8% Average
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 142
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 307
39% 292 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Lighting 284
Reflection 265
Parallax 275
75% 275 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 277
Splatting 214
75% 226 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS240G2G0B-00EPW0 240GB
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UJ450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 82 3.7 6.3 28 13 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 377
Write 256
Mixed 200
SusWrite 46.9
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 25.9
4K Mixed 14
54% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 70.8
DQ Mixed 33.2
41% 73.8 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 55%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
277GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 161 160 161 159 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 138
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 160
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 108%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$60
597GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 99 98 101 100 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 58.5
Write 57
Mixed 39
SusWrite 98.8
46% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 61%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
102GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 107 105 105 105 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 157
Write 23.7
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 105
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
219% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
391GB free
Firmware: 06.01D06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 120 120 120 120 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 122
Write 116
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 120
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
56.2% Above average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 12.3
36% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 90%
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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 6,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
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: $874
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