Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 118%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics113% 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 Drive47.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180814
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateJan 20 '19 at 13:32
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i7-9700K-$362
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
118% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 155
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 566
QC Float 648
QC Mixed 565
134% 593 Pts
MC Int 1,092
MC Float 1,160
MC Mixed 1,175
171% 1,143 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 118%
Great: 125%
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 way below expectations (12th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 238
Reflection 364
Parallax 409
93% 337 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 397
Splatting 240
127% 290 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 113%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$45
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 83 83 84 83 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 136
Write 103
Mixed 120
SusWrite 82.2
25% 110 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 27.1
104% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 99.9
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 88.1
71% 99.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 73%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
102GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 49 56 54 58 57 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 81% Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 26.7
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 29.3
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 50.1
80% 50.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 7,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 121%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 148% - Outstanding Total price: $1,151
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $252Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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