MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive251% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A20
MotherboardMSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A20)  (all builds)
Memory27.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 03 '20 at 09:01
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-5930K-$329
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
59.8% Above average
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 170
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 640
61% 489 Pts
64-Core 912
61% 912 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 298
Reflection 283
Parallax 308
78% 296 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 271
Splatting 200
74% 219 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1367 1560 1586 1597 1664 1724 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 1,581
Write 1,679
Mixed 802
SusWrite 1583
318% 1,411 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 52.7
188% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,124
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 252
320% 591 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 251%
Great: 353%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$205
238GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 438 443 440 448 461 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 442
Mixed 344
SusWrite 436
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 39.5
138% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 340
259% 351 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 104%
Great: 123%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$108
524GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 113 115 115 116 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 140
Write 136
Mixed 111
SusWrite 115
93% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 110%
WD Elements 1.5TB
179GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 38 38 39 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
19.6% Very poor
Read 35
Write 34.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 37.9
47% 34.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
MC Read 39.3
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 33.1
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 21.1
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 117%
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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 2,449 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,247
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