MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 51.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.4% 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)
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.
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime21 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 03:38
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
51.3% Above average
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 345
43% 321 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Gigabyte(1458 360B) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
28.4% Poor
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 123
26% 100 fps
MRender 88.4
Gravity 119
Splatting 79.8
31% 95.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 489
Write 454
Mixed 370
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58
202% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 289
211% 270 MB/s
Poor: 79% Great: 124%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$20
57GB free
Firmware: 16.01H16
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 108 109 109 109 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 108
Write 109
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 108
73% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 24.5
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 22.6
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 104%
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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 1,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $635
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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