MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.5% 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 Drive113% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160519
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 16 '19 at 13:24
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6800K-$443
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Memory 91.6
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 689
72% 564 Pts
64-Core 858
58% 858 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.5% Above average
Lighting 64.9
Reflection 71
Parallax 69
52% 68.3 fps
MRender 76.6
Gravity 62.9
Splatting 59.5
52% 66.3 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 298 303 304 306 304 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 474
Mixed 440
SusWrite 316
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 54.8
185% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 113%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 8 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 3000 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39.9% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 12.6
MC Mixed 11.3
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 12.5
37% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 105%

 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 1,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20) - $223

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,194
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