MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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. 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 66.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive64% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (56%). 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)
Memory3.9 GB free of 12 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateDec 15 '18 at 11:52
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
66.2% Good
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 84.4
67% 84.2 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 368
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 242
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 238
36% 238 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$183
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 231 234 229 194 191 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
64% Good
Read 360
Write 302
Mixed 217
SusWrite 215
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 23.2
77% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 224
184% 262 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 64%
Great: 119%
WD Green SATA M.2 120GB-$94
32GB free
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 24 25 23 21 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 37% Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$41
367GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 140 138 143 142 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 145
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 139
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M2A2133C13 0215 CMK8GX4M2A2133C13 Kingston 9905678-041.A00G 12GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
53.4% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 17.8
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.8
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 14.8
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
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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 4,170 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $871
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