MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 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 87.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160715
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:25
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 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 i7-6800K-$431
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
87.7% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 435
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 789
MC Float 912
MC Mixed 859
128% 853 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1291 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 174
Parallax 259
65% 206 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 184
Splatting 126
65% 151 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
895GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 149
Mixed 135
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.23
68% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 2134 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.2% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 22.8
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 19.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 83%
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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 1,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,741
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