MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 108%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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. CPU throttled at 95% 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)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20211213
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '22 at 02:21
Run Duration261 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
CPU Throttled 95%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-12700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Memory 74.7
1-Core 194
2-Core 391
116% 220 Pts
4-Core 759
8-Core 1,402
134% 1,080 Pts
64-Core 2,404
161% 2,404 Pts
Poor: 104%
This bench: 108%
Great: 121%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 512.77
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.4% Very good
Lighting 90.5
Reflection 89.4
Parallax 82.3
73% 87.4 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 81
Splatting 71.9
69% 88.7 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$37
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 254 287 309 279 295 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 330
Write 326
Mixed 216
SusWrite 278
65% 288 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 14.1
103% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 70.5
87% 149 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 87%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB
4GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 10 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
12.6% Very poor
Read 20.4
Write 1.7
Mixed 6.7
SusWrite 10.5
11% 9.82 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 2.7
181% 3.73 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 24.1
MC Mixed 23.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 18.3
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 91.1
44% 91.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 121%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 21: 2R 1G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
21% 58% 19 342 279 60 23.5" 1920 1080 GSM5A11 24EN31
History: Score 0: 0R 0G 0B | Score 38: 3R 5G 8B | Score 21: 2R 1G 8B
Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 6,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 181%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 189%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,258
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