MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics83.6% 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 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 (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6800K-$400
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Memory 95.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 221
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 698
73% 574 Pts
64-Core 872
58% 872 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1583 MHz, MLim: 1834 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Lighting 331
Reflection 308
Parallax 343
87% 327 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 308
Splatting 197
84% 238 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$47
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 71 57 60 54 41 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd 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: 47%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 79%
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$435
212GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 432 437 434 435 442 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th 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: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 126%
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 way below expectations (14th 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: 108%
This bench: 143%
Great: 234%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$270
279GB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 57 62 61 60 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st 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: 31%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$89
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below potential (99th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
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: 67%
This bench: 117%
Great: 110%

 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 83 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $940
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