MSI X99A XPOWER AC (MS-7881)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics17.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive178% 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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7881
MotherboardMSI X99A XPOWER AC (MS-7881)  (all builds)
Memory22.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180620
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 22 '20 at 00:08
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-5820K-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Memory 90.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 188
76% 127 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 616
63% 498 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
17.2% Very poor
Lighting 20.7
Reflection 23.8
Parallax 19.4
17% 21.3 fps
MRender 29.5
Gravity 20.7
Splatting 27
18% 25.7 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 516 512 508 497 502 493 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
178% Outstanding
Read 1,889
Write 782
Mixed 593
SusWrite 504
207% 942 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 44.4
166% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 360
294% 430 MB/s
Poor: 129%
This bench: 178%
Great: 240%
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
210GB free
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 477 476 477 473 473 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 355
Write 473
Mixed 311
SusWrite 475
92% 404 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 21.4
91% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 54.2
DQ Mixed 27.1
42% 82.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 111%
WD Black 3TB (2012)-$279
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 149 149 149 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 140
Write 149
Mixed 95.4
SusWrite 148
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
70.9% Very good
MC Read 32
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 22.5
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 21.1
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 116%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X99A XPOWER AC (MS-7881) Builds (Compare 48 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI X99A XPOWER AC (MS-7881)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,605
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