Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 102%
Desktop 85%
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Workstation 85%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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.
Boot Drive49.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180814
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateJan 01 '19 at 09:23
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$340
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
1-Core 156
2-Core 311
110% 234 Pts
4-Core 615
8-Core 1,192
112% 904 Pts
64-Core 1,204
81% 1,204 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 414
Reflection 391
Parallax 447
109% 417 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 409
Splatting 256
110% 305 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 76 77 74 78 77 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 137
Write 99.7
Mixed 119
SusWrite 74.5
24% 108 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 26.8
114% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 95.8
DQ Mixed 90.4
73% 104 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 73%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
107GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 57 55 56 53 54 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
MC Read 38.4
MC Write 36.5
MC Mixed 27.3
97% 34.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 30.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 12,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 109%
Desktop 136%
Workstation 111%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,126
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