MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% 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.
Boot Drive56% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory20.4 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 01:42
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-6700-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 362
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 602
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7978) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
8.34% Terrible
Lighting 20.9
Reflection 26.3
Parallax 22.4
7% 23.2 fps
MRender 21.3
Gravity 18.7
Splatting 31.8
10% 23.9 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.34%
Great: 10%
Nvidia GTX 1080-$480
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 373
Reflection 347
Parallax 404
119% 375 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 357
Splatting 216
114% 260 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 116%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 388
Write 107
Mixed 156
47% 217 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 12.7
104% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 71.4
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 6.99
30% 65.9 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56%
Great: 71%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$73
571GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 102
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.26
101% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 84%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB-$9
29GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Read 125
Write 49.2
Mixed 65.4
89% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.78
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.7
72% 2.12 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14/8G KHX2133C13D4/4GX KHX2133C14/8G KHX2133C13D4/4GX 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
70.3% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.3
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 18.5
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 72%
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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 3,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $879
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