MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 25%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 73.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics18.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMar 05 '18 at 03:53
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$177
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
73.7% Very good
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 382
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 386
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560-$180
Asus(1043 83B5) 1GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (51 fps cap detected)
18.8% Very poor
Lighting 51.2
Reflection 52.5
Parallax 49.4
16% 51 fps
MRender 51
Gravity 52.8
Splatting 46.4
21% 50.1 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB-$26
36GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 64.1
Write 64.5
Mixed 63.5
48% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.42
94% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 44%
Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB-$19
15GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 91.3
Write 84.2
Mixed 77
63% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.44
98% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 57%
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 below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.1
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 12.6
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42%
Great: 82%
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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 3,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $910
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