MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 140%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 144%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 152%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 118%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics165% 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 Drive267% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory59.8 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 18 '17 at 02:40
Run Duration241 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-6950X-$1,468
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
118% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 561
QC Mixed 537
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 1,622
MC Float 1,858
MC Mixed 1,755
261% 1,745 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 118%
Great: 117%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Titan X Pascal-$1,438
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
165% Outstanding
Lighting 538
Reflection 522
Parallax 610
174% 557 fps
MRender 268
Gravity 519
Splatting 291
159% 359 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 165%
Great: 183%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
954GB free
Firmware: CXA7100Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - atypical extrema
Poor: 182% Great: 304%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$466
517GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 2,150
Write 1,823
Mixed 1,542
409% 1,838 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 41.5
219% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 52.9
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 40.2
54% 93.8 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 267%
Great: 348%
WDC WD6005FRPZ-01S9PB0 6TB
1GB free
Firmware: 01.01R01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Poor: 11% Great: 19%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 12TB
11TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 112% Great: 316%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
954GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 293%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB
4 of 8 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
157% Outstanding
MC Read 64.5
MC Write 63.1
MC Mixed 59.2
178% 62.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 24.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 91%
This bench: 157%
Great: 181%
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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 1,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,648
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