Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive247% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 07:52
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 151
121% 152 Pts
QC Int 507
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 516
118% 518 Pts
MC Int 752
MC Float 854
MC Mixed 807
120% 805 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
64.8% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 179
Parallax 195
61% 191 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 190
Splatting 124
67% 155 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$230
274GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
247% Outstanding
Read 2,036
Write 1,343
Mixed 1,227
339% 1,536 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 47.6
213% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 188
208% 354 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 247%
Great: 277%
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
119GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 495
Write 130
Mixed 236
62% 287 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 18.9
86% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 69.8
DQ Mixed 57.9
74% 139 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 73%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
62GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 330
Mixed 390
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 32.7
150% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 48.6
91% 176 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$60
843GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 126
Write 131
Mixed 124
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.27
119% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2473 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 22.7
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 26.3
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 94%
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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 7,364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,145
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