Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 99.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 Drive97.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (79%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:12
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 79%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 132
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 527
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 532
79% 530 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 324
Reflection 310
Parallax 360
104% 332 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 300
Splatting 231
106% 246 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
197GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 419
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 27.9
162% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 27.8
37% 64.4 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$165
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 21.4
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 23.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 108%
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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 9,368 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,166
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