Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive218% 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171225
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 09:51
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 146
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 588
QC Mixed 559
125% 554 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 557
84% 559 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2302 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (178 fps cap detected)
66.3% Good
Lighting 180
Reflection 180
Parallax 180
56% 180 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 180
Splatting 180
74% 177 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$115
210GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
246% Outstanding
Read 2,169
Write 1,222
Mixed 1,358
349% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 44.7
206% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 459
DQ Write 564
DQ Mixed 198
236% 407 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 246%
Great: 264%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$202
178GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
218% Outstanding
Read 2,116
Write 1,257
Mixed 1,261
341% 1,544 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 29.9
182% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 54
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 25.6
36% 65.4 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 218%
Great: 277%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 33.8
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 37.2
109% 38.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 33
91% 31.9 GB/s
Latency 47.6
84% 47.6 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 108%
Great: 98%
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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 9,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,137
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