MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 16%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.51% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (77%). 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)
Memory2.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '17 at 01:41
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$138
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
52.9% Above average
SC Int 85.2
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 92.7
70% 87.4 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 236
55% 241 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 316
MC Mixed 305
45% 301 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7978) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver.
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
7.51% Terrible
Lighting 18.8
Reflection 26.2
Parallax 19.5
6% 21.5 fps
MRender 18.2
Gravity 15.8
Splatting 32.1
9% 22 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.51%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
3GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 402
Mixed 408
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 42.3
174% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 107
137% 246 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$98
405GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
39.6% Below average
Read 73.2
Write 64.8
Mixed 63.5
50% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.25
69% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 66%
WD Elements 2TB
464GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
18.6% Very poor
Read 36.9
Write 34.9
Mixed 22.1
39% 31.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.16
68% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
64.9% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 20.2
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 18.5
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 80%
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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 3,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $870
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