Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 02:25
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 136
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 116
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 470
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 481
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 467
72% 482 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
74.1% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 198
Parallax 233
72% 222 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 214
Splatting 166
75% 176 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$34
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 132 127 134 142 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
65% Good
Read 400
Write 318
Mixed 360
SusWrite 140
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 21.8
99% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 34.4
83% 171 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 65%
Great: 86%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$68
347GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 432 452 422 378 377 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 438
Mixed 398
SusWrite 412
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 54.6
178% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 291
238% 340 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 116%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.7% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 12.6
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 92%
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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 13,052 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044
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