Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180814
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 07 '19 at 00:21
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
73.6% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 490
60% 451 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Relative performance (0th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 147
Reflection 118
Parallax 122
37% 129 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 153
Splatting 115
41% 129 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 3,943
Write 33.2
Mixed 73.4
280% 1,350 MB/s
4K Read 607
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 6.5
930% 206 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 125%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB
769GB free
Firmware: 0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 334
Write 330
Mixed 324
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 27.9
4K Mixed 15.7
57% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 33.6
64% 129 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
103GB free
Firmware: CC46
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,483
Write 39.8
Mixed 70
1,096% 1,531 MB/s
4K Read 572
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 2.7
24,149% 192 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
58.7% Above average
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 17.9
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 83.2
48% 83.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 105%
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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 11,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 134%
Workstation 109%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,110
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