Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 114%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180904
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 04:25
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-8700K-$360
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
114% Outstanding
SC Int 154
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 156
125% 156 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 530
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 1,106
MC Float 1,272
MC Mixed 1,187
178% 1,189 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 114%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
MSI(1462 C307) ≥ 4GB; Msi armor
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 351
Reflection 325
Parallax 340
107% 338 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 337
Splatting 222
108% 248 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 108%
Great: 129%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$39
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,543
Write 88
Mixed 171
472% 2,267 MB/s
4K Read 719
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 10.5
1,106% 245 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 73%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
445GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 125 132 133 135 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 148
Write 135
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 131
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.5
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 25.9
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 102%
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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 2,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $1,538
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