Performance

For performance testing I ran through a mix of standard benchmarks, these aren’t really there to show a big performance gap between any motherboards. But just to make sure everything is running smoothly and to make sure that no boards are overclocking our CPU more than they should be. But I did do the testing with the CPU power limits set to 250 watts just like in our CPU launch testing so that shouldn’t be an issue. It also gives a look at what the Z690 Carbon WiFi paired up with the 12900K and an RTX 3080 can do as well and surprise surprise, it’s a lot!

The main test that does take a look at an area that can vary from motherboard to motherboard was the network testing down at the bottom. Depending on what network controller is used performance can vary and in the case of WiFi performance I have found in the past that the included antennas make a big difference as well. I still have more Z690 boards to test before we see how the Carbon compares, but it did do well in all three tests with the 1G network coming in just a hair below that and the 2.5G test at 2356 Mb/s. The WiFi may look a little low, but that is in line with what I typically see in my house for any WiFi 6 device, if not a little on the high side.

3DMark – Fire Strike

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

Physics Score

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

36688

42430

38900

3DMark – Time Spy

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

CPU Score

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

17887

17715

18932

PCMark 10 Score

Motherboard

Overall Score

Essentials

Productivity

Content Creation

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

8783

11240

10725

15251

Passmark PerformanceTest 10.0 - Overall Score

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

8254.4

World War Z: Aftermath – Ultra Detail – Average FPS

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

279 FPS

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – High Detail - Average FPS

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

186.58 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – High Detail - Average FPS

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

209 FPS

Far Cry 6 – Ultra Detail - Average FPS

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi

141 FPS

Average Network Speed- Wired on a 1G Network - Mbits/Sec

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi  - Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

942.5 Mbits/sec

Average Network Speed – WiFi 6 - Mbits/Sec

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi – Intel WiFi 6E Module

448.8 Mbits/sec

Average Network Speed – wired on 10G Network - Mbits/Sec

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi – Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

2356 Mbits/sec

 

 

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