Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 102%
Desktop 122%
Workstation 110%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 93%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.3% 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 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$485
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
93% Outstanding
1-Core 143
2-Core 253
95% 198 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 922
89% 716 Pts
64-Core 1,417
95% 1,417 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 93%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 400
Reflection 335
Parallax 424
105% 386 fps
MRender 334
Gravity 340
Splatting 217
100% 297 fps
Poor: 99%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
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 (16th 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: 228%
This bench: 256%
Great: 340%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$135
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: 88% Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th 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: 108%
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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 15,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 134%
Workstation 111%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,161
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