MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory24.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime28.9 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 00:36
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i7-5820K-$391
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 426
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 855
MC Float 909
MC Mixed 898
133% 887 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 285
Parallax 308
97% 303 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 282
Splatting 191
95% 219 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 107
Write 172
Mixed 129
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 5.24
4K Mixed 0.88
226% 2.29 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 105%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Read 99.3
Write 168
Mixed 112
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 5.24
4K Mixed 0.85
224% 2.29 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB-$360
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.3% Very good
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 23
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 20.6
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 126%
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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 1,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,743
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