MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics26.3% 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 Drive67.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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.
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory25.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateDec 11 '20 at 01:16
Run Duration341 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7400-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Memory 47.8
1-Core 31.5
2-Core 59.4
30% 46.2 Pts
4-Core 99
8-Core 142
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 17.5
1% 17.5 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 79%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7978) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
4.74% Terrible
Lighting 5.7
Reflection 7.4
Parallax 6.5
5% 6.53 fps
MRender 8.4
Gravity 5.6
Splatting 9.4
5% 7.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.74%
Great: 6%
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.3% Poor
Lighting 32
Reflection 35.6
Parallax 34.2
26% 33.9 fps
MRender 33.7
Gravity 33.1
Splatting 24.9
27% 30.6 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP S700 250GB-$44
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0704A1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 179 20 48 51 46 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 455
Write 125
Mixed 404
SusWrite 88.3
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 26.4
107% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 50.5
94% 183 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 97%
HP S700 250GB-$44
8GB free
Firmware: S0704A1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 18 20 21 20 20 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 32% Great: 97%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$70
750GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 107 107 108 110 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 136
Write 126
Mixed 83
SusWrite 107
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 86%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$27
12GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 17 19 17 19 19 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 35% Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
MC Read 4.6
MC Write 5.5
MC Mixed 5.8
15% 5.3 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 6
18% 6.43 GB/s
Latency 169
24% 169 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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