Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 89.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive207% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190606
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 15:54
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$360
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 970
92% 740 Pts
64-Core 1,013
68% 1,013 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
46.8% Average
Lighting 164
Reflection 164
Parallax 164
43% 164 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 164
Splatting 129
47% 148 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 896 1073 1180 1302 1339 1365 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
207% Outstanding
Read 1,007
Write 1,142
Mixed 870
SusWrite 1,192
238% 1,053 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 53.4
176% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,001
DQ Write 745
DQ Mixed 679
560% 808 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 207%
Great: 238%
Crucial MX300 1TB-$200
902GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 469 383 362 362 367 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 392
Write 423
Mixed 336
SusWrite 400
88% 388 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 37.5
132% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 336
254% 339 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$50
3TB free
Firmware: CC82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 154 161 153 164 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 144
Write 99.2
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 158
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2182 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
67.8% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 18.5
54% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 102%
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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 12,895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $103

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,001
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