MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 120%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 106%, 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 Drive155% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:28
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$1,520
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 116
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 487
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 1,404
MC Float 1623
MC Mixed 1,513
226% 1,513 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 106%
Great: 117%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2753 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
165% Outstanding
Lighting 539
Reflection 506
Parallax 572
170% 539 fps
MRender 270
Gravity 535
Splatting 292
162% 366 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 165%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$586
23GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 1,846
Write 189
Mixed 533
183% 856 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 54.6
210% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 47.1
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 175
120% 141 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 155%
Great: 268%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$224
2 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3600 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
86.3% Excellent
MC Read 40.9
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24.8
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21.1
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 115%
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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 1,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,750
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HDDRAMUSB
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