Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics77% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive111% 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190410
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 01:18
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
83.9% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 249
91% 192 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 833
82% 651 Pts
64-Core 1,000
67% 1,000 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$278
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
77% Very good
Lighting 315
Reflection 244
Parallax 278
80% 279 fps
MRender 225
Gravity 274
Splatting 187
73% 229 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 77%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$108
762GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 436 440 450 414 409 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 456
Mixed 410
SusWrite 431
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 47.3
157% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 297
239% 337 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 111%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 25.7
93% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 35.5
SC Mixed 28.6
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 105%
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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 9,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,135
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