Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive243% 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171225
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 23:36
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 254
91% 192 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 687
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 230
Reflection 211
Parallax 233
60% 225 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 212
Splatting 148
59% 176 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1502 1508 1499 1376 1310 1261 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
243% Outstanding
Read 1,573
Write 1484
Mixed 991
SusWrite 1,409
307% 1,364 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 63.1
224% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 699
DQ Write 414
DQ Mixed 583
427% 565 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 243%
Great: 243%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 205 205 202 209 209 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 112
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 205
91% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 CMK16GX4M4B3000C15 CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.9% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24.1
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 103%
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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 20,256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,070
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