MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics172% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 09 '18 at 12:07
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i7-5930K-$599
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 128
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 492
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 913
MC Float 976
MC Mixed 953
142% 948 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 100%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Lighting 542
Reflection 529
Parallax 648
180% 573 fps
MRender 271
Gravity 554
Splatting 304
167% 376 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 172%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 460 473 473 478 477 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 457
Mixed 305
SusWrite 467
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 44.3
159% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 276
230% 331 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 113%
Great: 133%
PNY USB 3.0 FD 16GB
10GB free, PID 00d2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 45 45 45 43 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 130
Write 43.5
Mixed 25
SusWrite 44.1
67% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
65% 5.33 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$181
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3000 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 35.1
109% 38.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 22
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 119%
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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 1,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,313
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