MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 71.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.7% 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 Drive117% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 24 '22 at 00:49
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Memory 81
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 195
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 386
50% 371 Pts
64-Core 377
25% 377 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1279 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.30.02
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 64.7
Reflection 60.6
Parallax 86.4
52% 70.6 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 69.7
Splatting 44.7
55% 59.4 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 441 446 389 217 213 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 388
Mixed 407
SusWrite 355
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.3
203% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 251
206% 296 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 117%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
931GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 214 210 213 211 215 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 162
Mixed 90.6
SusWrite 212
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 119%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
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
64.9% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 19.7
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 15.7
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 78.7
51% 78.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 27" 1280 720 DEL40EB DELL U2717D
Typical B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 4,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
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: $895
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