MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 62%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 54%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 70%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.3% 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 (73%). 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)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateApr 16 '17 at 09:28
Run Duration299 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 73%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
70% Good
SC Int 83
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 83.9
71% 89.1 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 359
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 622
MC Mixed 607
87% 583 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 70%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65.4% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 181
Parallax 199
61% 196 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 124
77% 157 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$73
44GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 500
Write 357
Mixed 406
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 4.12
89% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 94.7
DQ Mixed 20.8
46% 96.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
216GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 153
Write 138
Mixed 127
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.14
67% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Cruzer Edge 4GB
1GB free, PID 556b, Sandisk Cruzer Edge
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
10.4% Very poor
Read 19.1
Write 4.57
Mixed 6.09
10% 9.91 MB/s
4K Read 5.88
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 1.31
125% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.4%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
71.2% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 22.8
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 21.7
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 74.8
54% 74.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 79%
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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 1,705 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 66%
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Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 45%

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $741
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