Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics39.5% 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 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 @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:47
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 545
QC Float 578
QC Mixed 556
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 578
MC Mixed 546
83% 556 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 84.4
Parallax 125
38% 110 fps
MRender 82
Gravity 117
Splatting 87
41% 95.3 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
559GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 145
Mixed 148
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 2400 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.2
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 23.1
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74%
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-A Builds (Compare 6,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,174
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