Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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.
Graphics139% 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 Drive258% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 06:57
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th 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-$355
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 146
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 490
113% 501 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 815
MC Mixed 762
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2840 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 457
Reflection 400
Parallax 419
137% 425 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 436
Splatting 264
140% 320 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 139%
Great: 139%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 723 611 584 562 539 512 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
258% Outstanding
Read 2,051
Write 1,639
Mixed 612
SusWrite 588
271% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 72.3
272% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,200
DQ Write 1,373
DQ Mixed 1,011
838% 1,195 MB/s
Poor: 148%
This bench: 258%
Great: 257%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 28.7
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 32.8
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 48
83% 48 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
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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 10,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,104
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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