Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Gaming 132%
Desktop 107%
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics171% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.1% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 22:50
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 474
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 736
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 791
117% 782 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$100
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
171% Outstanding
Lighting 548
Reflection 520
Parallax 626
178% 564 fps
MRender 274
Gravity 550
Splatting 299
166% 374 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 171%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$148
156GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 405
Mixed 417
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28.8
158% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 47.2
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 28.5
62% 119 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$97
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 161
Mixed 154
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 101%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$92
520GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E5 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 49% Great: 82%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$50
281GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$125
61GB free
Firmware: CC3C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 40% Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$220
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3194 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.8
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 33
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 41.8
SC Mixed 29.7
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 105%
Great: 121%
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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 8,344 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 96%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,151
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