MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 59.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics26.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive57.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 18 '20 at 22:57
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$198
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Memory 73.6
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 199
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 324
38% 286 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 442.74
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.7% Poor
Lighting 106
Reflection 83.4
Parallax 90
28% 93 fps
MRender 74.2
Gravity 95.9
Splatting 73.3
27% 81.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 91 97 77 75 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 231
Write 126
Mixed 194
SusWrite 84.1
35% 159 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 31.7
121% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 78.2
72% 109 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
609GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 133 133 135 135 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 150
Write 136
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 134
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$140
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
67% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 23
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 14.9
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 93.4
43% 93.4 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 67%
Great: 104%
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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 7,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $875
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