MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 09 '19 at 15:27
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 628
67% 521 Pts
64-Core 637
43% 637 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
Asus(1043 870A) ≥ 4GB; asus dual series
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 453
Reflection 373
Parallax 459
119% 428 fps
MRender 369
Gravity 369
Splatting 228
109% 322 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 109%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 481
Mixed 392
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 64.1
222% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$104
777GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 130 130 131 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 169
Write 139
Mixed 80
SusWrite 130
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 23.1
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23.9
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 73%
Great: 121%
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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 6,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $838
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