Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161208
Uptime8 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:44
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-7700K-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 143
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 470
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 738
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
Asus(1043 85B6) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1974 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 203
Parallax 237
70% 224 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 213
Splatting 161
78% 175 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 144
Mixed 167
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.17
77% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.3% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 11.2
36% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 13.3
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 87%
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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 1,961 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,058
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300AMD RX 480 $210Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $240Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $167
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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