MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 172%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 184%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 113%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics158% 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.
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.
CPU throttled at 94% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D25
MotherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210914
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 13 '21 at 04:11
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 94%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-12600K-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Memory 78.2
1-Core 213
2-Core 424
126% 239 Pts
4-Core 795
8-Core 1,414
138% 1,104 Pts
64-Core 2,036
137% 2,036 Pts
Poor: 98%
This bench: 113%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
EVGA(3842 4767) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.13
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
158% Outstanding
Lighting 229
Reflection 204
Parallax 195
185% 209 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 151
Splatting 134
127% 159 fps
Poor: 138%
This bench: 158%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS3030 1TB SSD
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303226
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,387
Write 2,642
Mixed 1,670
429% 1,900 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 275
4K Mixed 95.4
343% 140 MB/s
DQ Read 1,071
DQ Write 1,724
DQ Mixed 1,698
1,202% 1,498 MB/s
Poor: 149% Great: 283%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
89GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 110 105 111 108 110 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 86.4
Write 88.2
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 107
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
PNY Inc 8GBF1X08JEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.1% Excellent
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 29.9
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 32.9
SC Mixed 25.5
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 84
48% 84 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 52: 5R 5G 12B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
52% 23% 97 338 274 144 27" 2560 1440 GSM5B7F LG ULTRAGEAR
Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 2,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 222%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 231%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $679
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