Asus PRIME Z270-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 96.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics86.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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-AR  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime10.4 Days
Run DateJul 03 '20 at 12:37
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Memory 91.1
1-Core 149
2-Core 298
100% 180 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 779
86% 666 Pts
64-Core 782
52% 782 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Lighting 569
Reflection 314
Parallax 393
149% 425 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 310
Splatting 225
84% 247 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 507
Write 492
Mixed 404
104% 468 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 62.4
212% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 355
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 124%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
270GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 108 108 109 108 110 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Read 68.5
Write 71.8
Mixed 63
SusWrite 108
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 84%
Lacie P9227 Slim 1TB
674GB free
Firmware: 1153
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
23% Poor
Read 37.7
Write 38.8
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 41.1
28% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.6
177% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 23%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$234
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
77.8% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 31.3
SC Mixed 24.5
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 122%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z270-AR Builds (Compare 738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-AR - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,043
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