MSI X299M-A PRO (MS-7B40)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 86.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive223% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B40
MotherboardMSI X299M-A PRO (MS-7B40)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181204
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 07 '21 at 01:10
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$262
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Memory 93
1-Core 123
2-Core 249
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 464
64% 465 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5500-XT-$749
PowerColor(148C 2401) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Lighting 74.7
Reflection 67.9
Parallax 119
60% 87.2 fps
MRender 55.6
Gravity 73.5
Splatting 44.2
57% 57.8 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0802A0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1301 1280 817 771 355 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 1738
Write 1,403
Mixed 1,120
SusWrite 769
281% 1,258 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 48.8
242% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 590
DQ Write 972
DQ Mixed 77.3
257% 546 MB/s
Poor: 114%
This bench: 223%
Great: 280%
PNY CS900 960GB-$88
894GB free
Firmware: CS900KA3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 459 461 471 469 470 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 405
Write 181
Mixed 378
SusWrite 461
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 41.7
154% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 203
178% 263 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 201 203 202 201 203 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 165
Mixed 87.9
SusWrite 201
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 57%
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 above expectations (77th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 25.7
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 27.6
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.5%
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 100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $862
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