MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics93% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.5% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7978
MotherboardMSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 12 '18 at 23:15
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i7-6700K-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 448
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 621
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 670
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Lighting 290
Reflection 271
Parallax 293
90% 285 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 266
Splatting 207
95% 222 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 93%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$230
388GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 402
Mixed 406
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 50.4
186% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 128
147% 253 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 116%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 405
Mixed 410
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 25.9
154% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 25.6
34% 58.6 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$136
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.2% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.3
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 22.9
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.2%
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 980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B150A GAMING PRO (MS-7978)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $775
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $339AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $145SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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