Asus PRIME Z270-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics78.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive195% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-AR  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161108
Uptime16.5 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 06:08
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 539
QC Mixed 524
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 731
MC Float 835
MC Mixed 792
118% 786 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Lighting 239
Reflection 233
Parallax 250
75% 240 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 225
Splatting 164
81% 187 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
75GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 414
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 47.2
176% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 113
143% 258 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 115%
Great: 118%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$117
2GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
195% Outstanding
Read 1,557
Write 1,051
Mixed 958
263% 1,189 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 26.6
171% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 498
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 184
201% 341 MB/s
Poor: 181%
This bench: 195%
Great: 268%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$98
698GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 101
Write 104
Mixed 98.5
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59%
Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
277GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 137
Write 117
Mixed 128
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.14
59% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 108%
WD Elements 750GB
451GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Read 90.7
Write 93.2
Mixed 89.5
118% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.21
67% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$172
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 23.1
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.2
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 88%
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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-AR Builds (Compare 1,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-AR - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,172
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $163SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $842SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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