MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 75%
Workstation 29%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53.5% 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 Drive78.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateFeb 05 '21 at 18:31
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
69.4% Good
Memory 82
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 186
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 339
45% 333 Pts
64-Core 310
21% 310 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.5% Above average
Lighting 65.5
Reflection 99.4
Parallax 61.3
53% 75.4 fps
MRender 66
Gravity 67.3
Splatting 62.4
54% 65.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 240GB-$78
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 94 124 149 115 158 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 471
Write 146
Mixed 374
SusWrite 133
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 36.4
138% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 67.4
DQ Mixed 123
109% 171 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
425GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 160 157 157 156 158 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 141
Write 141
Mixed 102
SusWrite 157
100% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2400 CL16 8GB 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
30% Poor
MC Read 8.4
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 10.2
28% 9.63 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 9.8
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 76.9
52% 76.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30%
Great: 47%

 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 3,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

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