MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 112%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics235% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 94% 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)
Memory34.5 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210914
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 23 '22 at 04:16
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%
CPU Throttled 94%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$397
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Memory 71.3
1-Core 207
2-Core 414
118% 231 Pts
4-Core 812
8-Core 1,362
132% 1,087 Pts
64-Core 2,302
142% 2,302 Pts
Poor: 104%
This bench: 112%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3090-$969
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 4875 MHz, Ram: 24GB, Driver: 516.94
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
235% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 289
Parallax 318
248% 305 fps
MRender 354
Gravity 258
Splatting 186
220% 266 fps
Poor: 198%
This bench: 235%
Great: 259%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$45
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,852
Write 1,426
Mixed 505
277% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 56.4
220% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,184
DQ Write 1,230
DQ Mixed 713
672% 1,042 MB/s
Poor: 142% Great: 236%
Kingston A400 120GB-$19
89GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 194
Write 85
Mixed 81.4
26% 120 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 18.4
4K Mixed 11
45% 14.4 MB/s
DQ Read 14.7
DQ Write 15.8
DQ Mixed 14.6
11% 15 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 85%
Seagate BUP Portable 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 0004
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 35.6
Write 36.6
Mixed 34
27% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.6
177% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 15% Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G Skill Intl F4-3600C18-32GTR2x31.5GB
2 of 4 slots used
63GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 41.5
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 38.8
115% 40.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 39.4
SC Mixed 30
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 98.4
41% 98.4 ns
Poor: 84%
This bench: 108%
Great: 127%

 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 36 30 144 34.1" 1280 720 GSM76FE LG ULTRAWIDE
Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 9,933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 221%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 226%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,403
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