Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive201% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 01:35
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-7700K-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 443
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 690
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 741
111% 744 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 192
Parallax 230
69% 214 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 203
Splatting 134
72% 165 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
201% Outstanding
Read 1,495
Write 1,066
Mixed 1,114
272% 1,225 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 42.5
196% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 166
185% 317 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 201%
Great: 235%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x16GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.5
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 25.2
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 88%
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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 12,058 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: $1,027
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HDDRAMUSB
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