Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics8.67% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 06:47
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 554
QC Mixed 516
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 744
110% 739 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 872F) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
8.67% Terrible
Lighting 21.3
Reflection 26.6
Parallax 25.2
7% 24.4 fps
MRender 14.5
Gravity 22.2
Splatting 37.4
10% 24.7 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.67%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
890GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 156 133 152 134 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 157
Write 152
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 138
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.5% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 14.9
40% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 80%
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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 11,407 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 - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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HDDRAMUSB
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