MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 17.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics60.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.6% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150814
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 28 '17 at 00:22
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.5% Very poor
SC Int 23.4
SC Float 25.5
SC Mixed 24.5
20% 24.5 Pts
QC Int 86
QC Float 96.1
QC Mixed 91.3
21% 91.1 Pts
MC Int 81.7
MC Float 86.2
MC Mixed 81.7
12% 83.2 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
60.3% Good
Lighting 133
Reflection 164
Parallax 204
49% 167 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 190
Splatting 130
69% 159 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
9GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 492
Write 395
Mixed 413
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 15.6
74% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 41.5
DQ Mixed 15.4
17% 28.9 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x4GB-$98
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 17.9
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 7.9
22% 7.6 GB/s
Latency 176
23% 176 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 80%
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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 2,549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $773
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