MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory24 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 08:36
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$418
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
SC Int 97.9
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 97
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 406
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 752
MC Float 859
MC Mixed 802
120% 804 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2070 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 363
Reflection 308
Parallax 367
113% 346 fps
Gravity 286
Splatting 249
115% 268 fps
Poor: 82% Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$170
477GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 484
Mixed 505
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 39.7
128% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 136
139% 228 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 126%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 371
Write 210
Mixed 210
196% 263 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 3.71
4K Mixed 0.59
226% 2.16 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 167%
Great: 212%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
66.9% Good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 24
MC Mixed 21.5
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 17.4
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 144%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) Builds (Compare 1,378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $1,288
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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