MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 195%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 223%
UFO
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 114%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics174% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive496% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
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)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20220623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 09:37
Run Duration209 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 95%

 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 i7-12700K-$378
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Memory 82.9
1-Core 197
2-Core 390
120% 224 Pts
4-Core 771
8-Core 1,509
141% 1,140 Pts
64-Core 2,442
164% 2,442 Pts
Poor: 102%
This bench: 114%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-Ti-$600
Asus(1043 880E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
174% Outstanding
Lighting 249
Reflection 219
Parallax 214
201% 227 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 161
Splatting 131
142% 184 fps
Poor: 149%
This bench: 174%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
852GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3487 3504 3498 2134 1596 1624 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
496% Outstanding
Read 2,926
Write 3,513
Mixed 3,197
SusWrite 2,641
694% 3,069 MB/s
4K Read 90.7
4K Write 247
4K Mixed 134
439% 157 MB/s
DQ Read 2,031
DQ Write 1,608
DQ Mixed 1,803
1,354% 1,814 MB/s
Poor: 269%
This bench: 496%
Great: 482%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$68
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 147 153 158 158 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 85.2
Write 140
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 153
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 147 153 151 148 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 94.3
Write 112
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 147
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 88%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
119GB free
Firmware: 3202
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 59 59 60 59 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 47.9
Write 52.4
Mixed 27.9
SusWrite 58.7
34% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$230
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.9
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 37.2
108% 38 GB/s
SC Read 26.8
SC Write 43.7
SC Mixed 33.9
100% 34.8 GB/s
Latency 75.2
53% 75.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%

 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 8,946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 181%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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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: $1,219
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