MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 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 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.5% 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 Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 11 '21 at 04:45
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Memory 84.4
1-Core 120
2-Core 229
83% 145 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 612
66% 513 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1373 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.1
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
35.5% Below average
Lighting 40
Reflection 59.3
Parallax 67.8
32% 55.7 fps
MRender 62.2
Gravity 46
Splatting 43.2
39% 50.5 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 234 206 203 200 202 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 482
Mixed 380
SusWrite 249
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 65.4
221% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 120%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$110
234GB free
Firmware: CC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 77 79 79 79 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 78.9
Write 83.8
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 78.5
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
72.2% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 90%

 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 3,314 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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