Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:17
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i5-7600K-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 550
QC Float 594
QC Mixed 570
129% 571 Pts
MC Int 570
MC Float 606
MC Mixed 584
88% 586 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$470
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2127 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 38.5
Parallax 418
130% 293 fps
MRender 219
Gravity 421
Splatting 271
133% 304 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 132%
Great: 129%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
593GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 157
Mixed 153
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.23
102% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 39
MC Mixed 28.5
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 35.7
SC Mixed 28
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.8%
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 9,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,137
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