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 way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 131%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics158% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 11 is the most recent version of Windows.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D25
MotherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4  (all builds)
Memory24.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20230324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 14 '23 at 11:56
Run Duration244 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-13600KF-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 14 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Memory 94.1
1-Core 231
2-Core 461
136% 262 Pts
4-Core 898
8-Core 1,578
150% 1,238 Pts
64-Core 2,682
166% 2,682 Pts
Poor: 118%
This bench: 131%
Great: 127%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Nvidia(10DE 146B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 531.41
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Lighting 234
Reflection 223
Parallax 210
190% 222 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 161
Splatting 143
137% 171 fps
Poor: 135%
This bench: 158%
Great: 158%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
WD Black SN850X M.2 1TB-$89
504GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 620311WD
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 4254
Write 4,682
Mixed 3,300
911% 4,079 MB/s
4K Read 81.1
4K Write 304
4K Mixed 111
426% 165 MB/s
DQ Read 2,254
DQ Write 1,688
DQ Mixed 1,947
1,462% 1,963 MB/s
Poor: 256% Great: 615%
WD Black SN770 NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 731100WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 3,579
Write 3,937
Mixed 2,793
767% 3,436 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 265
4K Mixed 86.9
340% 137 MB/s
DQ Read 2,474
DQ Write 1,968
DQ Mixed 2,175
1,640% 2,206 MB/s
Poor: 260% Great: 622%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$84
466GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 2,443
Write 2,054
Mixed 1617
452% 2,038 MB/s
4K Read 62.6
4K Write 224
4K Mixed 98.8
340% 129 MB/s
DQ Read 1,878
DQ Write 1669
DQ Mixed 1,808
1,346% 1,785 MB/s
Poor: 199% Great: 340%
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$70
135GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 439
Write 290
Mixed 272
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 40.4
162% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 249
196% 270 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 94%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$67
1TB free
Firmware: CC41
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 155
Write 129
Mixed 29
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
364% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 110%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$133
736GB free
Firmware: FP1R
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 119
Write 123
Mixed 58.6
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
236% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 57% Great: 104%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G Skill Intl F4-3600C16-16GVKC 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
128% Outstanding
MC Read 48.3
MC Write 46.5
MC Mixed 44.2
132% 46.3 GB/s
SC Read 27.7
SC Write 50.4
SC Mixed 38.2
111% 38.8 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 128%
Great: 128%

 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 19,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 199%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 203%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $923
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