MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 84.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics166% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive262% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 03 '18 at 09:31
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i7-6800K-$398
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
84.7% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 410
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 781
MC Float 907
MC Mixed 844
126% 844 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 480
Reflection 537
Parallax 656
168% 558 fps
MRender 274
Gravity 550
Splatting 290
165% 372 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 166%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$289
157GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 457
Mixed 510
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 26.9
126% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 20.4
105% 238 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 101%
Great: 117%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
262% Outstanding
Read 2,760
Write 1,245
Mixed 1,495
402% 1,833 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 36.9
203% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 137
160% 279 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 262%
Great: 237%
WD WD30EURX 3TB-$133
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 134
Write 140
Mixed 132
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.23
85% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$58
273GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 94.3
Write 91.9
Mixed 79.8
66% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.37
79% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$157
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 46.6
MC Mixed 35.7
114% 40.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 19.8
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) Builds (Compare 1,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,273
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