MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 62%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMar 26 '17 at 05:12
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 97.4
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 385
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 410
61% 407 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$300
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
70.2% Very good
Lighting 226
Reflection 188
Parallax 224
70% 213 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 207
Splatting 153
71% 164 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$280
94GB free
Firmware: M0CR011 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 472
Write 325
Mixed 332
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 14.5
93% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.3
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 29.8
50% 90.3 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 86%
Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB-$35
60GB free, PID a838
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.7% Average
Read 104
Write 106
Mixed 77.4
121% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.36
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.66
67% 1.95 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 41%
SanDisk Ultra 32GB
7GB free, PID 5590
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 142
Write 100
Mixed 114
146% 119 MB/s
4K Read 6.81
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.74
200% 3.98 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 18
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 85.6
47% 85.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64%
Great: 88%
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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 3,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $869
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