Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Gaming 124%
Desktop 163%
Workstation 148%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 99.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics131% 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 Drive365% 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190410
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 28 '19 at 08:15
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 as expected (48th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Memory 90.3
1-Core 148
2-Core 288
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 579
8-Core 1,126
105% 853 Pts
64-Core 1,532
103% 1,532 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
Gigabyte(1458 37B3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 539
Reflection 438
Parallax 532
142% 503 fps
MRender 401
Gravity 459
Splatting 262
131% 374 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 131%
Great: 132%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$150
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2073 2092 2078 2082 2022 2118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
365% Outstanding
Read 2,569
Write 1,935
Mixed 1,227
SusWrite 2,077
437% 1,952 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 73.7
249% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,405
DQ Write 1,231
DQ Mixed 1,298
978% 1,311 MB/s
Poor: 216%
This bench: 365%
Great: 396%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: CC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 134 135 133 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 126
Write 128
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 134
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 74.4%
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 (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 22.9
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 24.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.5%
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 22,727 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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