Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive304% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180920
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 25 '19 at 21:19
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User ARE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
79.6% Very good
1-Core 111
2-Core 223
79% 167 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 866
81% 658 Pts
64-Core 861
58% 861 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1110 862 865 852 856 857 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
304% Outstanding
Read 2,585
Write 2,330
Mixed 1,847
SusWrite 900
428% 1,916 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 85.6
282% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,404
DQ Write 1,213
DQ Mixed 1,275
964% 1,297 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 304%
Great: 336%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 209 205 208 201 206 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 66% Great: 110%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
325GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 84 84 85 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 54.5
Write 56.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 83.1
81% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
70.2% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 20.5
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.2%
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 9,938 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,139
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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