MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Gaming 22%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 18%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics35.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive68.4% 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 (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime13.5 Days
Run DateMay 27 '21 at 23:06
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
47.4% Average
Memory 45.5
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 180
55% 102 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 286
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.11.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 44.7
Reflection 44.9
Parallax 55.7
36% 48.4 fps
MRender 46.1
Gravity 42.9
Splatting 32.3
35% 40.4 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 167 3.4 67 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 375
Write 405
Mixed 318
SusWrite 118
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 27.4
107% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 202
180% 271 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
209GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 65 68 64 59 62 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 83.6
Write 117
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 63.1
62% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G4D26AFEA.16FAD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.9% Above average
MC Read 16
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.6
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 15.7
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 178
22% 178 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 94%

 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 3,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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