MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 Drive72.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A54
MotherboardMSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160913
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 22:16
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$385
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 511
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 915
MC Float 1,067
MC Mixed 990
148% 991 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2562 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 426
Reflection 411
Parallax 468
136% 435 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 398
Splatting 259
131% 301 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 133%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$179
172GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 489
Write 272
Mixed 274
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 15.9
109% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 15.6
36% 71.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 87%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$115
28GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 721
Write 549
Mixed 560
136% 610 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 29.2
163% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 50.9
DQ Write 430
DQ Mixed 195
164% 225 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 121%
Great: 266%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$215
2 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3000 MHz clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.6% Average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.7
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 15.9
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 106%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54) Builds (Compare 338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,387
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