MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 89.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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 Drive65.5% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A54
MotherboardMSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160913
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 01:35
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$310
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
89.6% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 107
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 449
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 803
MC Float 941
MC Mixed 872
130% 872 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1583 MHz, MLim: 1834 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 331
Reflection 308
Parallax 343
104% 327 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 308
Splatting 197
104% 238 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$43
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 71 57 60 54 41 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 459
Write 342
Mixed 302
SusWrite 80.5
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 28.7
109% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 93.6
DQ Mixed 107
103% 169 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 80%
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$449
212GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 432 437 434 435 442 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 455
Mixed 392
SusWrite 428
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 43
149% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 355
267% 358 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 108%
Great: 125%
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
237GB free
Firmware: CXB73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 325 326 326 326 325 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
143% Outstanding
Read 663
Write 552
Mixed 551
SusWrite 339
118% 526 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 61.6
206% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 779
562% 727 MB/s
Poor: 99%
This bench: 143%
Great: 237%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$270
279GB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 57 62 61 60 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 59.9
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$94
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below potential (98th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
117% Outstanding
MC Read 42.9
MC Write 52.2
MC Mixed 40.9
130% 45.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 22.8
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 117%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54) Builds (Compare 455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 131% - Outstanding Total price: $977
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