Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
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 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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive125% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 01:04
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 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-$251
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 494
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 538
MC Mixed 497
74% 499 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
64.3% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 183
Parallax 197
60% 190 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 186
Splatting 131
68% 157 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 434 393 268 137 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 488
Mixed 398
SusWrite 299
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 66.2
225% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 125%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
49GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 150 147 150 154 151 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 491
Mixed 396
SusWrite 181
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 63.9
225% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 353
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 117%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.7% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 21.8
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 23.5
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 96%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical PRIME Z270-A Builds (Compare 14,621 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,047
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