Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.7% 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 Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190410
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 26 '19 at 04:57
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$370
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Memory 97.3
1-Core 152
2-Core 312
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 616
8-Core 1,089
107% 853 Pts
64-Core 1,141
77% 1,141 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$215
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 402 398 408 402 395 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 376
Write 408
Mixed 314
SusWrite 400
85% 375 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 41.3
166% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 292
225% 305 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
41GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 116 25 28 143 9.4 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 441
Write 379
Mixed 335
SusWrite 81.5
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 31.2
135% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 170
161% 248 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 76%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 27.4
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 29.7
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 104%
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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 24,569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 133%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,174
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