Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Gaming 70%
Desktop 110%
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 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 87%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive220% 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.
Very high background CPU (79%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory18.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190129
Uptime4 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 03:03
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 79%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$520
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
87% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 767
78% 616 Pts
64-Core 1,282
86% 1,282 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 87%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,107
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
67.1% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 217
Parallax 239
55% 222 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 238
Splatting 130
68% 192 fps
Poor: 123%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 198%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$285
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 757 677 410 338 344 329 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
220% Outstanding
Read 2,167
Write 892
Mixed 956
SusWrite 476
247% 1,123 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 57.9
194% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,125
DQ Write 869
DQ Mixed 1,014
754% 1,003 MB/s
Poor: 228%
This bench: 220%
Great: 409%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$280
2TB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 454 453 462 462 457 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 457
Mixed 437
SusWrite 456
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 44.3
148% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 109%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 21.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 17.1
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 68.1%
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 16,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 107%
Desktop 135%
Workstation 111%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,153
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