Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180814
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:24
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-9600K-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 562
QC Mixed 540
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 746
MC Float 829
MC Mixed 786
118% 787 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 107%
Great: 120%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
71% Very good
Lighting 223
Reflection 206
Parallax 215
68% 215 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 201
Splatting 167
73% 171 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 444
Write 486
Mixed 361
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.8
207% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 350
263% 351 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
577GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 161 163 163 165 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 64.1
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 160
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 28.2
100% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 29.8
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.7%
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 1,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 121%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 132% - Outstanding Total price: $1,324
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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