MSI X299M-A PRO (MS-7B40)

Performance Results

Gaming 120%
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics135% 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 Drive271% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B40
MotherboardMSI X299M-A PRO (MS-7B40)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181204
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 14:39
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7640X-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 93.1
1-Core 128
2-Core 253
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 476
64% 472 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Gigabyte(1458 376B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.08
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
135% Outstanding
Lighting 166
Reflection 185
Parallax 174
134% 175 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 176
Splatting 124
136% 145 fps
Poor: 112%
This bench: 135%
Great: 153%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0802A0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 924 1319 1497 1541 1550 1546 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
271% Outstanding
Read 1735
Write 113
Mixed 328
SusWrite 1,396
196% 893 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 53.6
250% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 897
DQ Write 983
DQ Mixed 87.1
301% 656 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 271%
Great: 246%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 203 203 203 201 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 164
Mixed 84
SusWrite 200
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 116%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1K43CB2-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 26.2
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 26.7
79% 27.5 GB/s
Latency 62
65% 62 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 96%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X299M-A PRO (MS-7B40) Builds (Compare 85 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 74%

Motherboard: MSI X299M-A PRO (MS-7B40)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $735
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