Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 81.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics38.2% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (76%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 00:07
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 76%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 392
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 582
90% 600 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 75.7
Parallax 114
37% 104 fps
MRender 73.8
Gravity 118
Splatting 78
39% 89.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 81 77 85 78 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 135
Write 132
Mixed 76
SusWrite 76.4
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$126
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
65.5% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 24.6
MC Mixed 20.1
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 19
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 86%
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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 11,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,067
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HDDRAMUSB
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