MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 116%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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.
Run History
2 days ago, 2 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D25
MotherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20220517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 23 '22 at 22:14
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 91%
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 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Memory 90.7
1-Core 200
2-Core 397
124% 229 Pts
4-Core 759
8-Core 1,356
132% 1,057 Pts
64-Core 2,022
136% 2,022 Pts
Poor: 100%
This bench: 116%
Great: 118%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$420
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.40
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
74.6% Very good
Lighting 94
Reflection 93.9
Parallax 96.1
76% 94.7 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 80.3
Splatting 81.6
73% 103 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$93
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 450 448 412 418 444 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 462
Mixed 399
SusWrite 439
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.3
177% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 280
228% 325 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 117%
Great: 125%
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
75GB free
Firmware: UF2204RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 131 142 134 140 123 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 451
Write 370
Mixed 311
SusWrite 147
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 8.8
70% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 51.5
DQ Mixed 18.6
31% 61.8 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 56%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$44
168GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 153 125 123 144 164 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 74
Write 120
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 144
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
72% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 108%
WD My Passport 260D 2TB
231GB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 78 79 77 80 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 78.5
Write 68.3
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 76.7
93% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.3
154% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D32AESBK.M8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 41.3
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 37.2
112% 39.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 30.6
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 7,663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 181%
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Desktop
Desktop 111%
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Workstation
Workstation 189%
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,234
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