MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics63.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive74.6% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 19:57
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
67.2% Good
SC Int 91
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 96.4
76% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 339
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 382
57% 383 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 355.82
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.3% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 177
Parallax 189
59% 186 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 183
Splatting 126
66% 154 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
155GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 482
Write 260
Mixed 139
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 22.5
105% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 57.4
76% 140 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
839GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 182
Mixed 153
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.38
134% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$167
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.9
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 19.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 73.8
54% 73.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.8%
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 B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978) Builds (Compare 526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $736
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