MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics48.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive77.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). 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)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 12 '17 at 20:05
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.6% Above average
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 92.9
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 244
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 272
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 330
MC Mixed 327
47% 317 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$210
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
48.1% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 129
Parallax 186
46% 148 fps
MRender 102
Gravity 116
Splatting 85.6
51% 102 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$73
5GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 478
Write 412
Mixed 445
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 5.49
95% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 27.1
59% 113 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$37
15GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 82
Write 83.2
Mixed 69.3
59% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$72
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
35% Below average
MC Read 12.8
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 10.1
34% 11.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 10
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 35%
Great: 44%
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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 530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $805
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