MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics91% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 20 '17 at 03:14
Run Duration306 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$193
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 399
90% 400 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 403
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Lighting 306
Reflection 258
Parallax 251
85% 272 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 289
Splatting 225
108% 240 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 91%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$53
67GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 514
Write 328
Mixed 343
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 9.74
74% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 38.2
87% 182 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
922GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 179
Mixed 168
133% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.37
140% 1.41 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32GB
0GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
4.03% Terrible
Read 20.9
Write 3.55
Mixed 5.99
10% 10.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.01
3% 0.15 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 4.03%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x4GB-$72
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.8
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 11.4
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42%
Great: 76%
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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 1,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 45%

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $733
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