MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 80.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive37.8% 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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1862 x 1048 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 21:25
Run Duration341 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
80.5% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 388
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 655
MC Mixed 624
92% 619 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1653 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 214
Parallax 233
71% 225 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 213
Splatting 148
77% 179 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SP900 64GB
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.0. Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
37.8% Below average
Read 184
Write 56.7
Mixed 78.3
23% 106 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 11.5
85% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 61.3
DQ Write 60.8
DQ Mixed 19.7
26% 47.3 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 58%
Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016)-$115
1TB free
Firmware: CV11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 145
Write 135
Mixed 110
97% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.23
85% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 108%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$70
931GB free
Firmware: 1AG0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 104
Write 49.9
Mixed 67.6
56% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.4
100% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
298GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 71.9
Write 76.5
Mixed 64
53% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.28
93% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 44%
WD Elements 2TB
1TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
18% Very poor
Read 39
Write 37.4
Mixed 37.5
49% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.18
53% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18%
Great: 45%
StoreJet Transcend 500GB
462GB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 102
Write 105
Mixed 52.5
107% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.39
93% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 43%
ST312002 2A 120GB
111GB free, PID null
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
11.9% Very poor
Read 20.8
Write 20.6
Mixed 14.4
23% 18.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.35
62% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 12%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$12
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Read 32.5
Write 13.9
Mixed 15.7
23% 20.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.28
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.86
113% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 14.8%
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 as expected (50th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.1
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 22.3
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 73.4%
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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