MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% 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 Drive116% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7A54
MotherboardMSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)  (all builds)
Memory56.3 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160913
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:35
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$410
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 99
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 381
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 773
MC Float 901
MC Mixed 838
125% 837 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 79%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$340
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 347
Reflection 315
Parallax 324
105% 329 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 319
Splatting 247
111% 259 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$169
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 211 204 196 201 195 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 610
Write 286
Mixed 376
SusWrite 211
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 49.5
177% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 526
396% 542 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 116%
Great: 345%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x16GB
4 of 8 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
107% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 48.7
MC Mixed 39
120% 42.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 18.3
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 141%
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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 329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $1,039
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