MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 143%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 135%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 124%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics182% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive137% 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory59.7 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 06 '17 at 16:43
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$1,300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
124% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 592
QC Mixed 568
128% 567 Pts
MC Int 1,703
MC Float 1,957
MC Mixed 1,833
274% 1,831 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 124%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Titan X Pascal-$1,438
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
182% Outstanding
Lighting 755
Reflection 514
Parallax 578
214% 616 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 509
Splatting 309
158% 361 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 182%
Great: 184%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 1TB
728GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 727
Write 666
Mixed 682
154% 692 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 41.3
209% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 54.8
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 40.7
51% 86.9 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 137%
Great: 330%
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
467GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - atypical extrema
Poor: 194% Great: 324%
Intel Raid 5 Volume 12TB
11TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 18% Great: 208%
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 way above expectations (89th percentile)
155% Outstanding
MC Read 62.7
MC Write 62.2
MC Mixed 58.6
175% 61.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 24.7
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 99%
This bench: 155%
Great: 157%
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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 1,080 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,295
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