Asus PRIME Z270M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161122
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 27 '21 at 17:34
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 31%
Watch Gameplay: 1080 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
86% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 471
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94.9% Outstanding
Lighting 116
Reflection 133
Parallax 118
94% 123 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 121
Splatting 109
96% 113 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 116%
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
2.7% Terrible
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 4.4
Parallax 7.9
0% 4.2 fps
MRender 6
Gravity 7
Splatting 11.3
6% 8.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.7%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 90 99 66 50 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 157
Write 153
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 71.9
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$88
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.5% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 14.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 13.8
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 45: 7R 2G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
45% 20% 66 160 64 60 24" 1920 1080 ACI2498 VS248
Typical PRIME Z270M-PLUS Builds (Compare 773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270M-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $906
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