MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 60.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.3% 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 Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (100%). 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)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160516
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 18 '19 at 01:32
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
60.1% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 343
43% 321 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.3% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 112
Parallax 123
35% 123 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 118
Splatting 80.2
32% 93.5 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 334 348 354 343 332 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 327
Mixed 285
SusWrite 340
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 41.1
153% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 268
214% 303 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 101%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$57
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
68.4% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22.6
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 19.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 90%
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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 1,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $627
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HDDRAMUSB
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