Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.1% 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 Drive206% 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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190902
Uptime13 Days
Run DateMay 16 '21 at 00:02
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%
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 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$360
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
81% Excellent
Memory 90.4
1-Core 106
2-Core 188
77% 128 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 700
68% 543 Pts
64-Core 1,061
71% 1,061 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 81%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 123
Reflection 131
Parallax 120
99% 125 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 125
Splatting 111
99% 114 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2019)-$70
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 874 641 648 633 623 649 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
206% Outstanding
Read 1,881
Write 1,862
Mixed 1,570
SusWrite 678
336% 1,498 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.1
182% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 841
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 754
557% 738 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 206%
Great: 292%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 117 115 119 120 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 114
Write 126
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 119
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
203% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$31
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 181 185 181 185 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 174
Mixed 109
SusWrite 182
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
WD My Book 25EE 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 160 167 165 155 168 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 166
Mixed 95.7
SusWrite 161
201% 152 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 1
413% 5.83 MB/s
DQ Read 0.6
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 1.1
431% 4.4 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
71.1% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 85%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 35,091 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 110%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $225

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,282
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