Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Gaming 105%
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 103%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive256% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190606
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateDec 09 '19 at 21:32
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 29%
Watch Gameplay: 2070S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$339
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Memory 96
1-Core 143
2-Core 253
95% 164 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 922
89% 716 Pts
64-Core 1,417
95% 1,417 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 134
Reflection 129
Parallax 132
110% 132 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 113
Splatting 94.4
89% 122 fps
Poor: 109%
This bench: 108%
Great: 133%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 584 650 638 625 622 606 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
256% Outstanding
Read 1,998
Write 1,879
Mixed 1,298
SusWrite 621
324% 1,449 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 79.3
280% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1332
DQ Write 1,006
DQ Mixed 930
760% 1,089 MB/s
Poor: 206%
This bench: 256%
Great: 334%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$100
249GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,600
Write 7,434
Mixed 7,830
1,774% 7,955 MB/s
4K Read 696
4K Write 314
4K Mixed 422
1,762% 478 MB/s
DQ Read 1,664
DQ Write 1,255
DQ Mixed 1281
1,006% 1,400 MB/s
Poor: 83% Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 24.6
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 19,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 122%
Desktop 102%
Workstation 116%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $177

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,155
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