MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.2% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '18 at 03:20
Run Duration244 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 444
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 440
65% 434 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$340
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Lighting 318
Reflection 288
Parallax 307
97% 305 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 287
Splatting 221
101% 235 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$100
455GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 480
Write 338
Mixed 340
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 26.5
110% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 47.2
95% 196 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 100%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$87
699GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
42.4% Average
Read 57.8
Write 89.9
Mixed 55.1
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.17
61% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
318GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 95.8
Write 123
Mixed 104
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.27
87% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB
23GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
13% Very poor
Read 36.6
Write 10.9
Mixed 16.5
23% 21.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 13%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 13
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.7
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.1%
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 3,626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $908
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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