MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 86.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics135% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
7 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 18 '17 at 14:16
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i7-7700-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 411
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 621
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 671
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 448
Reflection 395
Parallax 416
135% 420 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 426
Splatting 255
135% 308 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 135%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 134
Write 169
Mixed 124
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 5.39
4K Mixed 0.46
180% 2.18 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$218
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.2% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 12
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 15.5
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 85%
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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 2,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $796
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