MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 30%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.36% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (23%). 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)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 13 '17 at 17:12
Run Duration278 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i5-6400-$171
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
64.4% Good
SC Int 81.1
SC Float 92
SC Mixed 84.3
69% 85.8 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 339
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 370
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7978) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
5.36% Terrible
Lighting 13.8
Reflection 19.2
Parallax 14
4% 15.7 fps
MRender 11
Gravity 12.1
Splatting 23.5
6% 15.5 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.36%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
773GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 157
Mixed 158
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.33
119% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 105%
76GB free, PID a11a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
25.8% Poor
Read 68.1
Write 56.4
Mixed 57.7
76% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.21
47% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 38%
UFD 2.0 Silicon-Power16G 16GB
15GB free, PID 1000, Silicon Power, 16 GB
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
4.52% Terrible
Read 14.1
Write 6.02
Mixed 6.44
10% 8.85 MB/s
4K Read 4.81
4K Write 0.009
4K Mixed 0.008
18% 1.61 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.52%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$178
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
34.8% Below average
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 11.3
34% 11.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 10.5
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 85.7
47% 85.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 44%
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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 3,627 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $872
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