MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 58%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62% 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 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 17 '24 at 18:36
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6600K-$120
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Memory 79.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 209
74% 132 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 401
54% 402 Pts
64-Core 397
24% 397 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$278
Dell(1028 3301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 555.99
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.9% Very good
Lighting 88.6
Reflection 104
Parallax 93.2
72% 95.4 fps
MRender 90.1
Gravity 90.1
Splatting 91.8
74% 90.7 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 88%
Drive BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900615
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 78 79 74 77 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
62% Good
Read 439
Write 84
Mixed 123
SusWrite 77.2
39% 181 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 41.4
4K Mixed 26.3
108% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 67.3
DQ Mixed 93.1
85% 134 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$45
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
67.4% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 20.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 20.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 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 43 17 60 72.3" 1280 720 GSM8184 LG TV SSCR2
Typical B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 2,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 75%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $501
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