Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 94.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:25
Run Duration65 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 498
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 518
MC Mixed 504
76% 504 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
Gigabyte(1458 3774) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 57% Great: 143%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABS0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 160
Write 152
Mixed 165
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.12
71% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.2% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 12.5
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 13.9
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 106%
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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 8,297 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 70%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,177
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