MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 06 '19 at 13:34
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
77.1% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 230
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 431
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 957 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
44.4% Average
Lighting 185
Reflection 144
Parallax 233
48% 187 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 161
Splatting 165
44% 148 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,248
Write 4,155
Mixed 3,953
1,127% 5,119 MB/s
4K Read 645
4K Write 279
4K Mixed 332
1,550% 419 MB/s
DQ Read 1,831
DQ Write 1,516
DQ Mixed 1,676
1,254% 1,674 MB/s
Poor: 81% Great: 135%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$45
371GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 71 72 72 72 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
48.2% Average
Read 96.3
Write 91.8
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 71.4
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$70
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
42.8% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 13
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 14.1
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 80%
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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 5,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $811
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