MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% 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 Drive234% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 08 '17 at 04:22
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i7-6850K-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 108
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 458
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 807
MC Float 940
MC Mixed 881
131% 876 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 91%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 397
Reflection 380
Parallax 398
123% 392 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 381
Splatting 244
126% 288 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$490
410GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
234% Outstanding
Read 2,137
Write 1,414
Mixed 1,477
371% 1,676 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 47.4
174% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 35.7
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 25.9
68% 134 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 234%
Great: 273%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
64.5% Good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.8
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 17.4
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 107%
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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 1,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $188

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,166
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HDDRAMUSB
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