MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics24.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive131% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
16 days ago, 15 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160724
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateNov 02 '17 at 12:12
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User BHR-User
Background CPU 15%

 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 i7-6700K-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 451
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 695
MC Mixed 662
98% 654 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
24.9% Poor
Lighting 92.7
Reflection 82.8
Parallax 71.5
26% 82.3 fps
MRender 17.2
Gravity 82.4
Splatting 66.3
24% 55.3 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 240GB-$141
103GB free
Firmware: 0C4005T2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 1,071
Write 748
Mixed 774
192% 864 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 18.5
136% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 38.9
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 18.3
30% 56 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 131%
Great: 148%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$98
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 163
Mixed 154
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.2
87% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Samsung M2 Portable 500GB
31GB free, PID 60b3
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
19% Very poor
Read 40.2
Write 42.3
Mixed 40.9
54% 41.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.24
52% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 19%
Great: 20%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
9GB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
18.6% Very poor
Read 37.2
Write 39.1
Mixed 21.4
41% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.16
58% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
38.9% Below average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 13.1
MC Mixed 10.2
36% 12.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 12.9
SC Mixed 11.2
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 42%
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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 2,371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $838
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