MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive65.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 22:30
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82% Excellent
Memory 91.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 223
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 438
58% 428 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82%
Great: 83%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 117 137 167 169 153 MB/s
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
65.8% Good
Read 265
Write 242
Mixed 257
SusWrite 146
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 35.5
114% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 186
153% 217 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
435GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 174 175 173 174 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 188
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 170
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 100%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
41.8% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 12.1
40% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.3
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 85%

 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 3,450 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: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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