Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.7% 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 Drive333% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180920
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 25 '19 at 06:42
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$390
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Memory 89
1-Core 112
2-Core 223
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 854
81% 651 Pts
64-Core 1,165
78% 1,165 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$380
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Lighting 205
Reflection 190
Parallax 207
54% 201 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 196
Splatting 136
55% 163 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$170
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1399 1740 2011 2008 1870 1752 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
333% Outstanding
Read 2,546
Write 2,202
Mixed 1,450
SusWrite 1,797
448% 1,999 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 70
235% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1175
DQ Write 1,014
DQ Mixed 1,082
814% 1,090 MB/s
Poor: 239%
This bench: 333%
Great: 389%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$69
213GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 483 475 472 411 268 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 474
Mixed 449
SusWrite 432
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 50.4
168% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 349
263% 352 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 114%
Great: 130%
WD My Passport 259B 1TB
666GB free, PID 259b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 41 41 42 42 41 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
20% Very poor
Read 38.5
Write 36.3
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 40.2
50% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 20%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3000C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.7
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 14,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,150
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