MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (27%). 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)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime5.8 Days
Run DateMar 23 '18 at 02:49
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
62.8% Good
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 88
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 322
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 323
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 339
50% 333 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$200
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 171
Parallax 260
69% 211 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 190
Splatting 125
65% 149 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
972GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 123
Write 121
Mixed 118
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.28
93% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$58
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Read 74.7
Write 39.9
Mixed 69.3
46% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.09
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.05
21% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$79
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
34.1% Below average
MC Read 12
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 10.3
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 9.5
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 44%
Take a copy of your results

 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 3,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $889
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $229Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback