Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive155% 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.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190318
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 01:12
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700K-$365
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 246
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 788
80% 633 Pts
64-Core 957
64% 957 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 367C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 179
Parallax 196
52% 192 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 201
Splatting 147
54% 167 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 66%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$175
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1027 1010 903 1020 1300 1206 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 1,487
Write 1,337
Mixed 1,228
SusWrite 1,078
288% 1,283 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 27
84% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 81.6
DQ Write 61.5
DQ Mixed 57.6
47% 66.9 MB/s
Poor: 219%
This bench: 155%
Great: 375%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
70.3% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 20.2
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 21
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 109%
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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 11,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,081
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