MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive34.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 9 years and 4 months 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)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 19:34
Run Duration333 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i7-6700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 122
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 422
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 577
MC Float 657
MC Mixed 626
93% 620 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 94.4
Reflection 134
Parallax 106
30% 112 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 115
Splatting 120
50% 120 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SP900 64GB
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.0. Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
34.3% Below average
Read 183
Write 53.6
Mixed 69.5
22% 102 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 8.96
74% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 59.9
DQ Write 58.7
DQ Mixed 21.4
26% 46.7 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 58%
Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016)-$115
1TB free
Firmware: CV11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 119
Write 127
Mixed 118
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.24
74% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 108%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$70
931GB free
Firmware: 1AG0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 98.8
Write 49.5
Mixed 69
54% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.37
95% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
292GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 70.5
Write 66.6
Mixed 67.8
52% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.34
98% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 44%
Verbatim STORE N GO 64GB
54GB free, PID 0302
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
9.24% Terrible
Read 34.5
Write 8.65
Mixed 11.4
18% 18.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.74
4K Write 0.09
4K Mixed 0.03
36% 2.95 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 9.24%
Great: 10%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$12
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
14.5% Very poor
Read 33.5
Write 13.8
Mixed 15.5
23% 20.9 MB/s
4K Read 5.23
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.87
109% 2.62 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 859B CT4G4DFS8213.C8FADP 859B CT4G4DFS8213.M8FA 859B CT4G4DFS8213.C8FADP 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.2
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 75%
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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 3,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $870
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