MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics12.6% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive287% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D25
MotherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20211213
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '22 at 01:44
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-12400-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
91% Outstanding
Memory 82.8
1-Core 153
2-Core 317
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 974
94% 753 Pts
64-Core 1,257
84% 1,257 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 91%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
MSI(1462 8C98) 2GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 525 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
12.6% Very poor
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 8.7
Parallax 14.4
13% 13 fps
MRender 5
Gravity 17.4
Splatting 15.7
12% 12.7 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate BarraCuda Q5 ZP1000CV30001 1TB
880GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SU5SH018
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1598 1620 1650 1654 1679 1679 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
287% Outstanding
Read 1,049
Write 1,668
Mixed 1,248
SusWrite 1,647
319% 1,403 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 252
4K Mixed 85.1
328% 131 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 1265
DQ Mixed 861
688% 943 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 287%
Great: 285%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$54
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 190 188 192 196 200 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMN16GX4M2Z3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 41.9
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 36.9
112% 39.3 GB/s
SC Read 24.4
SC Write 41
SC Mixed 30.3
91% 31.9 GB/s
Latency 75.5
53% 75.5 ns
Poor: 76%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%

 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 10 8 60 27" 1280 720 SAM7079 LC27G5xT
Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 7,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 179%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 187%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,212
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