Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Gaming 124%
Desktop 164%
Workstation 147%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics129% 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 Drive359% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190410
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateJul 21 '19 at 11:55
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$528
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
102% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 290
102% 218 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 1,109
105% 845 Pts
64-Core 1,521
102% 1,521 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$685
Gigabyte(1458 37B3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 530
Reflection 430
Parallax 522
139% 494 fps
MRender 397
Gravity 451
Splatting 248
129% 365 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 129%
Great: 132%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$170
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1979 1991 1977 2038 2057 2061 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
359% Outstanding
Read 2549
Write 2,088
Mixed 1,207
SusWrite 2,017
440% 1,965 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 69
244% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,388
DQ Write 1,274
DQ Mixed 1,328
997% 1,330 MB/s
Poor: 210%
This bench: 359%
Great: 394%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 130 131 131 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 133
Write 128
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 130
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.8% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 23.7
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 111%
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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 18,114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 133%
Workstation 109%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,163
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