MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 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 84.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 28 '18 at 16:59
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 441
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 444
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$269
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
72% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 200
Parallax 214
69% 214 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 206
Splatting 166
74% 174 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$60
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 388
Mixed 414
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 34.5
130% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 69.9
110% 210 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 125%
Kingston SSDNow V+200 Series 120GB
82GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
47% Average
Read 175
Write 90.5
Mixed 121
28% 129 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 14.3
103% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 34.4
46% 83 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 47%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$98
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.9% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 12.4
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 84%
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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 4,321 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) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $861
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