Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive261% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 22:24
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 490
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 708
MC Float 811
MC Mixed 753
113% 757 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 1996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.7
Parallax 59.7
18% 59.7 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 59.7
25% 59.7 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 113%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$107
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 565 330 329 331 329 328 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
261% Outstanding
Read 2,374
Write 1478
Mixed 1,261
SusWrite 369
303% 1,371 MB/s
4K Read 65.4
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 85.1
295% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 985
DQ Write 1345
DQ Mixed 1,016
809% 1,115 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 261%
Great: 270%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Group Inc. TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3091 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 37.1
MC Mixed 27.5
97% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 28.9
82% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 99%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z270-A Builds (Compare 10,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,105
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HDDRAMUSB
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