MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.8% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:01
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78.9% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 407
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 411
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 171
Parallax 264
71% 215 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 199
Splatting 128
68% 157 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$129
433GB free
Firmware: M0CR050 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 482
Write 328
Mixed 334
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 14.5
88% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.3
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 45.2
59% 98.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 99%
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 514
Write 339
Mixed 347
88% 400 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 9.36
93% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 65.3
DQ Mixed 9.56
18% 35.9 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
657GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 152
Mixed 150
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.33
122% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 24.5
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.1
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 99%
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 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 3,814 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $895
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