Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics44.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive117% 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:48
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-7700K-$288
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 508
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 712
MC Float 804
MC Mixed 766
114% 761 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 153
Reflection 123
Parallax 136
45% 137 fps
MRender 81.6
Gravity 131
Splatting 87.7
43% 100 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
134GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 419
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 48.3
186% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 115
142% 252 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 117%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$63
852GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 152
Write 120
Mixed 129
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.42
144% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 78%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$149
798GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 147
Write 112
Mixed 106
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.55
159% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 86%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$85
524GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 101
Write 167
Mixed 119
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.34
4K Mixed 0.68
204% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 104%
Lexar SD USB_3_0 Read 16GB
13GB free, PID b049
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
21.2% Poor
Read 89
Write 19.8
Mixed 27.2
45% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 7.73
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.69
76% 3.04 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.1% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 20.9
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 24.3
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 103%
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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 5,395 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,083
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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