Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 91%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics42.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive95.1% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 05:35
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 432
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 720
MC Mixed 683
102% 682 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 91%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
42.2% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 116
Parallax 140
44% 133 fps
MRender 78.6
Gravity 122
Splatting 83.9
41% 94.8 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
153GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 408
Mixed 408
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 26.3
145% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 25.9
59% 115 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
134GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 164
Mixed 143
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.28
98% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$185
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 18.3
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 15.8
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 56.1%
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 9,771 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,178
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