Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 07:11
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 527
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 518
120% 532 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 550
83% 552 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
67.3% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 178
Parallax 287
70% 219 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 185
Splatting 127
66% 152 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABS0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 160
Mixed 166
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.22
83% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 95%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
59.4% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 17.8
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 19.1
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.4%
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 11,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,087
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