MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive86.5% 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
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 19 '17 at 22:50
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-6850K-$345
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 112
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 462
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 833
MC Float 963
MC Mixed 877
133% 891 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$289
792GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 406
Mixed 415
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 35.8
139% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 20.8
67% 145 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 119%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$200
440GB free
Firmware: EXM03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 517
Write 492
Mixed 514
114% 508 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 20.4
113% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 84.8
DQ Mixed 136
81% 83.2 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$210
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3000 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
99.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 44.6
MC Mixed 34.8
110% 38.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20.3
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 124%
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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 1,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $188

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,138
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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