MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 115%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics4.81% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive327% 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 11 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 91% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D25
MotherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20210914
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 16 '22 at 01:40
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
CPU Throttled 91%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-12900K-$550
U3E1, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Memory 81.8
1-Core 207
2-Core 402
123% 230 Pts
4-Core 795
8-Core 1,586
146% 1,190 Pts
64-Core 3,090
207% 3,090 Pts
Poor: 106%
This bench: 115%
Great: 122%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 770
MSI(1462 7D25) 1GB
Driver: <> Ver. 30.0.101.1002
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
4.81% Terrible
Lighting 10.2
Reflection 212
Parallax 12
8% 78.1 fps
MRender 1
Gravity 1
Splatting 0.2
1% 0.73 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 4.81%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$71
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 772 607 614 611 600 598 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
327% Outstanding
Read 2,578
Write 2,382
Mixed 1,676
SusWrite 634
406% 1,817 MB/s
4K Read 76
4K Write 247
4K Mixed 110
386% 144 MB/s
DQ Read 1,871
DQ Write 1089
DQ Mixed 1,729
1,220% 1,563 MB/s
Poor: 179%
This bench: 327%
Great: 338%
Seagate Barracuda 6TB (2017)-$114
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 176 178 183 177 178 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 76
Write 122
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 176
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.8
275% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$83
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
78.5% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 27.1
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 77.2
52% 77.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 165 27" 1280 720 HPN3673 OMEN 27i IPS
Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 6,679 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 182%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 189%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,258
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