MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.6% 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 Drive19.1% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime7.9 Days
Run DateMar 23 '20 at 12:29
Run Duration196 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (45th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Memory 84
1-Core 108
2-Core 196
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 582
60% 472 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1279 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.1.3
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 203
Reflection 170
Parallax 272
53% 215 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 205
Splatting 125
56% 157 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$140
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 29 29 30 30 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
19.1% Very poor
Read 29.8
Write 29.7
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 28.9
7% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 24.9
4K Mixed 13.3
49% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 19.2
DQ Write 28.5
DQ Mixed 21.3
17% 23 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 19.1%
Great: 99%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
861GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 124 124 123 123 126 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 78.5
Write 118
Mixed 108
SusWrite 124
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
221% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 68%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
403GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 42 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
36.8% Below average
Read 86.2
Write 51
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 41.1
42% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$88
2TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 41 41 41 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
35.4% Below average
Read 81.5
Write 51.3
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 41
41% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 104%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$54
758GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 28 28 28 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
32.9% Below average
Read 86.5
Write 34.2
Mixed 6.5
SusWrite 28.4
28% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 86%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 32GB
20GB free, PID a81d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.6 9.9 13 12 12 13 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
7% Terrible
Read 20.7
Write 1.3
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 11.2
12% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
24% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 23.2
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.6
SC Mixed 20.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.8%
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 7,368 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $865
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