MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateApr 16 '17 at 18:41
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 i3-6300-$139
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
68.1% Good
SC Int 115
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 318
71% 315 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 319
47% 316 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$213
MaxC: 1544 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
45.8% Average
Lighting 153
Reflection 123
Parallax 146
45% 141 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 131
Splatting 87.6
43% 100 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 46%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
746GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 167
Mixed 160
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.28
125% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown MSL4U213FF8G18 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40.7% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.1
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 11.7
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 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 1,736 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $718
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