MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics43% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Boot Drive92.8% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '19 at 07:58
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
69.4% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 211
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 387
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.41
Relative performance (0th percentile)
43% Average
Lighting 197
Reflection 159
Parallax 155
52% 170 fps
MRender 0.3
Gravity 190
Splatting 144
43% 112 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 43%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$300
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 259 104 10 128 237 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 479
Mixed 375
SusWrite 172
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 41.3
153% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 198
188% 293 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 102%
SanDisk SSD Plus 960GB-$140
423GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 286 179 103 195 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 448
Write 423
Mixed 379
SusWrite 211
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 23.3
123% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 36.3
84% 170 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
41.3% Average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.6
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.5
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 87%
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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 6,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $872
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