Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 91.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.3% 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 30 '21 at 19:25
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%
Watch Gameplay: 1650S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$329
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Memory 91.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 950
89% 722 Pts
64-Core 1,294
87% 1,294 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$465
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.3% Above average
Lighting 69.2
Reflection 76.6
Parallax 71.5
56% 72.4 fps
MRender 61.3
Gravity 68.8
Splatting 55.2
54% 61.8 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDS500G1XHE-00AFY0 500GB
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 613000WD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,595
Write 2,289
Mixed 2,103
519% 2,329 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 83.6
290% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 1,031
DQ Mixed 1,160
863% 1,147 MB/s
Poor: 271% Great: 445%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 160 159 163 162 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 170
Mixed 106
SusWrite 159
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 101%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
391GB free
Firmware: MS2OA7L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 163 163 162 158 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 146
Write 120
Mixed 31
SusWrite 158
82% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2D3000C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 11.6
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 14
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 12 10 100 34" 1280 720 GBT3400 G34WQC
Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 37,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,306
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