Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 144%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive287% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 07:35
Run Duration79 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$285
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 548
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 565
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 728
MC Float 830
MC Mixed 791
117% 783 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 434
Reflection 384
Parallax 398
130% 405 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 406
Splatting 246
130% 297 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 130%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$219
224GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
287% Outstanding
Read 2,780
Write 1,319
Mixed 1,378
400% 1,826 MB/s
4K Read 61.1
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 51
242% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 598
DQ Write 445
DQ Mixed 224
248% 423 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 287%
Great: 278%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$206
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.9
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 28.6
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 31.7
90% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 48.3
83% 48.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
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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 9,402 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,166
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Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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