Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.7% 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 Drive333% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180920
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 25 '19 at 06:42
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$516
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
78.5% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 223
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 854
81% 651 Pts
64-Core 1,165
78% 1,165 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Lighting 205
Reflection 190
Parallax 207
54% 201 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 196
Splatting 136
55% 163 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$168
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1399 1740 2011 2008 1870 1752 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
333% Outstanding
Read 2,546
Write 2,202
Mixed 1,450
SusWrite 1,797
448% 1,999 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 70
235% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1175
DQ Write 1,014
DQ Mixed 1,082
814% 1,090 MB/s
Poor: 234%
This bench: 333%
Great: 396%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$79
213GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 483 475 472 411 268 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 474
Mixed 449
SusWrite 432
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 50.4
168% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 349
263% 352 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 114%
Great: 130%
WD My Passport 259B 1TB
666GB free, PID 259b
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 41 41 42 42 41 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
20% Very poor
Read 38.5
Write 36.3
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 40.2
50% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3000C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.7
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 104%
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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 15,641 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,095
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