MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 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 67.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.1% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime7.4 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 04:33
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
Watch Gameplay: 480 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
67.7% Good
Memory 81.5
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 199
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 344
44% 325 Pts
64-Core 389
26% 389 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1290 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.1% Above average
Lighting 195
Reflection 172
Parallax 262
51% 210 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 198
Splatting 127
54% 156 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green SATA M.2 240GB-$50
69GB free
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 70 102 96 83 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
48% Average
Read 408
Write 173
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 105
39% 179 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 18.7
76% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.5
DQ Write 66.2
DQ Mixed 21.8
23% 36.5 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48%
Great: 67%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 114 94 108 155 143 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 93.5
Write 112
Mixed 56
SusWrite 120
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0
22% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
220GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 116
Write 112
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 90.7
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
197% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
39.6% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 12.2
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 12.6
SC Mixed 11.8
34% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 77.8
51% 77.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 54%

 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 1,761 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $871
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HDDRAMUSB
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