MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 92.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% 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 Drive177% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:10
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$440
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
SC Int 109
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 114
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 459
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 828
MC Float 957
MC Mixed 902
134% 895 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 429
Reflection 391
Parallax 422
132% 414 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 419
Splatting 262
135% 309 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 134%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
177% Outstanding
Read 1,500
Write 810
Mixed 1,117
253% 1,142 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 38.5
173% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 405
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 167
176% 291 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 177%
Great: 242%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
989GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 121
Write 111
Mixed 103
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.25
98% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
271GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 169
Write 139
Mixed 147
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.17
69% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 113%
WD My Passport 25E1 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 93
Write 93
Mixed 70.4
108% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.23
75% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 CMR16GX4M2A2666C16 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
66% Good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 20.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 18.4
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
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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 1,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,680
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HDDRAMUSB
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