Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics4.86% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '19 at 16:13
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CYP-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-7100-$132
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
53.7% Above average
1-Core 117
2-Core 204
77% 160 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 329
45% 327 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 872F) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
4.86% Terrible
Lighting 21.4
Reflection 26.1
Parallax 21.9
6% 23.1 fps
MRender 14.2
Gravity 18.8
Splatting 0.2
4% 11.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.86%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$32
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3K87RA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 71 26 80 57 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 446
Write 337
Mixed 296
SusWrite 76.9
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 39.2
153% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 113
122% 206 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 80%
SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 32GB-$9
29GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 135
Write 81.3
Mixed 96.7
125% 104 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 4.4
296% 4.5 MB/s
Poor: 10% Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5143EB1-CPB 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
39.3% Below average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 10.9
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 42%
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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 17,731 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,027
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