MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 63%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive63.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (44%). 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
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 05 '18 at 06:32
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i5-6400-$182
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
63% Good
SC Int 89.8
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 311
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 355
53% 355 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.2
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 102
Parallax 126
35% 111 fps
MRender 85.7
Gravity 96.9
Splatting 71.5
36% 84.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$57
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 162 97 90 95 37 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 196
Write 394
Mixed 196
SusWrite 127
52% 228 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 33.9
113% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 126
139% 234 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
844GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 159 161 161 162 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 167
Mixed 115
SusWrite 162
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$98
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 20
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 94.4
42% 94.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 84%
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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 4,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $839
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