MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 18.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics60% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive44.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (62%). 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)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 11 '17 at 19:46
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
18.5% Very poor
SC Int 23.9
SC Float 25.8
SC Mixed 24.9
20% 24.9 Pts
QC Int 92.1
QC Float 101
QC Mixed 97.7
22% 96.8 Pts
MC Int 94
MC Float 101
MC Mixed 89
14% 94.7 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
60% Good
Lighting 142
Reflection 168
Parallax 213
52% 174 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 185
Splatting 123
66% 152 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
81GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
44.6% Average
Read 435
Write 119
Mixed 180
53% 245 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 31.3
4K Mixed 10.6
54% 19.3 MB/s
DQ Read 80.2
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 9.11
28% 60.8 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$49
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 194
Mixed 181
143% 190 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.24
89% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 112%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
42.6% Average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 18.6
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 7.9
22% 7.83 GB/s
Latency 168
24% 168 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 83%
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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 2,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $838
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