Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 97.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive293% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory16.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190129
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 15:01
Run Duration248 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$349
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Memory 91.1
1-Core 141
2-Core 283
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,048
99% 801 Pts
64-Core 1,060
71% 1,060 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$252
Asus(1043 8618) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.9% Above average
Lighting 224
Reflection 200
Parallax 214
59% 213 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 213
Splatting 163
58% 174 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
276GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 466 470 478 484 477 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 477
Mixed 367
SusWrite 472
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 55.8
185% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 121%
Great: 134%
Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
488GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1485 1157 1075 1039 1046 1000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
293% Outstanding
Read 2,168
Write 2,118
Mixed 1,615
SusWrite 1,134
394% 1,759 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 76.1
253% 89.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,446
DQ Write 1,184
DQ Mixed 1,282
969% 1,304 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 293%
Great: 309%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$80
433GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 89 88 90 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 105
Write 79
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 88.6
63% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 87%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$80
423GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 54 41 41 29 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 107
Write 43.2
Mixed 26
SusWrite 42.2
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
40% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 87%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$92
257GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 105 106 108 102 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 91
Write 103
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 105
64% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 75%
SMI USB DISK 32GB
25GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 11 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
8.6% Terrible
Read 23
Write 21.3
Mixed 22
SusWrite 11.6
26% 19.5 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.1
72% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.6%
Great: 28%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.9% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 24.3
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 22.8
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 110%
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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 24,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,154
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