Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.8% 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 Drive60% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 05:55
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i5-6500-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
72.1% Very good
SC Int 96.4
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 371
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 378
56% 376 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 84.4
Parallax 124
38% 111 fps
MRender 80.4
Gravity 118
Splatting 85.8
41% 94.7 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$61
58GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
60% Above average
Read 503
Write 178
Mixed 330
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 6.7
84% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 7.85
41% 86.8 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60%
Great: 75%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$120
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 163
Write 149
Mixed 133
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.26
91% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$43
285GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 58.6
Write 73
Mixed 55.2
47% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.14
47% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 28.8
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 26.4
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 100%
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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 4,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,091
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