Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Gaming 108%
Desktop 141%
Workstation 125%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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 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.
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190410
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateAug 25 '19 at 09:20
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$515
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Memory 86
1-Core 122
2-Core 267
89% 159 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 922
89% 716 Pts
64-Core 1371
92% 1371 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
Gigabyte(1458 37B3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 342
Parallax 422
109% 393 fps
MRender 322
Gravity 363
Splatting 201
104% 295 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 104%
Great: 132%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$150
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1792 1789 1867 1923 1920 1921 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
333% Outstanding
Read 2,335
Write 2,028
Mixed 1289
SusWrite 1,869
422% 1,880 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 66.1
222% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,363
DQ Write 1186
DQ Mixed 1,261
949% 1,270 MB/s
Poor: 216%
This bench: 333%
Great: 396%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 130 130 131 131 132 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Read 125
Write 133
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 130
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 73.2%
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 way below expectations (12th percentile)
69.7% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 22.1
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 20.8
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.7%
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 22,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 134%
Workstation 114%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $214

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,207
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