MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 110%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7D25
MotherboardMSI PRO Z690-A DDR4  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210914
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 24 '22 at 19:52
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Memory 91.7
1-Core 189
2-Core 374
119% 218 Pts
4-Core 691
8-Core 1,115
115% 903 Pts
64-Core 1,844
124% 1,844 Pts
Poor: 100%
This bench: 110%
Great: 118%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$222
CLim: 2310 MHz, MLim: 3540 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Lighting 95.4
Reflection 93.3
Parallax 89.5
77% 92.7 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 85.3
Splatting 76.5
72% 90.7 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$105
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,373
Write 2,095
Mixed 1,653
454% 2,040 MB/s
4K Read 66.6
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 96.9
329% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,782
DQ Write 1,412
DQ Mixed 1,554
1,175% 1,583 MB/s
Poor: 224% Great: 411%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$45
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 197 193 184 192 182 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 66.9
Write 80.9
Mixed 62
SusWrite 184
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0
78% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 41.8
MC Write 42.1
MC Mixed 38.6
117% 40.8 GB/s
SC Read 24.6
SC Write 42.2
SC Mixed 30.4
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 112%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 36: 2R 6G 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
36% 27% 60 99 6 165 27" 2560 1440 SPT6B3D Sceptre Y27
Typical PRO Z690-A DDR4(MS-7D25) Builds (Compare 9,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 181%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 189%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,255
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