MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics64.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive51.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (51%). 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)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 06 '18 at 03:32
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.9% Very poor
SC Int 23.7
SC Float 24.5
SC Mixed 24.1
19% 24.1 Pts
QC Int 73.3
QC Float 82.2
QC Mixed 84.1
18% 79.9 Pts
MC Int 108
MC Float 107
MC Mixed 107
16% 108 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 16.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.7% Good
Lighting 108
Reflection 146
Parallax 254
50% 169 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 186
Splatting 171
76% 179 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$115
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 495
Write 223
Mixed 268
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 21.4
4K Mixed 12.5
49% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 95.7
DQ Write 38.6
DQ Mixed 27
31% 53.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
111GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 127
Write 138
Mixed 106
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.31
102% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 19.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 8
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 173
23% 173 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 112%
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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 4,123 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $828
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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