Asus PRIME Z390-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 92.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.98% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive39% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z390-A  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 01 '21 at 21:20
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700K-$289
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Memory 93.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 283
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 781
82% 639 Pts
64-Core 988
66% 988 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Desktop Coffee Lake i5 i7)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8190
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
5.98% Terrible
Lighting 7.1
Reflection 11.7
Parallax 8.9
6% 9.23 fps
MRender 12
Gravity 6.9
Splatting 12
6% 10.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.98%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 87 91 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
39% Below average
Read 278
Write 101
Mixed 150
SusWrite 89.5
34% 155 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 13.5
4K Mixed 18.1
68% 18.8 MB/s
DQ Read 46.9
DQ Write 26.6
DQ Mixed 22.2
20% 31.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
281GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 104 109 108 105 105 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 82.3
Write 107
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 104
68% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
93% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$9
24GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 20 20 13 12 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
16.5% Very poor
Read 33.4
Write 20.2
Mixed 24
SusWrite 17.7
30% 23.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 3
194% 3.27 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BL8G32C16U4B.8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
80.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 21.8
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 112%

 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 9 7 60 0" 1028 720 Default
Typical PRIME Z390-A Builds (Compare 37,481 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $251

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,271
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