Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 (55th 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 above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 155
2-Core 308
109% 231 Pts
4-Core 565
8-Core 1,118
104% 841 Pts
64-Core 1,175
79% 1,175 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
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 as expected (43rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 238
Reflection 364
Parallax 409
62% 337 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 397
Splatting 240
106% 290 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 83 83 84 83 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st 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-$70
102GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 49 56 54 58 57 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 (69th 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: 58%
This bench: 94.6%
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
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $178

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