Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics17.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive97.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 11:54
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 156
123% 153 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 553
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 771
MC Float 874
MC Mixed 833
124% 826 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
17.4% Very poor
Lighting 46.7
Reflection 38
Parallax 74.3
18% 53 fps
MRender 24.2
Gravity 47.8
Splatting 52.3
17% 41.4 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 17.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
49GB free
Firmware: 1AC01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
8.72% Terrible
Read 84.2
Write 77.8
Mixed 59.3
16% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.33
2% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 8.72%
Great: 9%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$299
41GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 416
Mixed 428
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 29.4
162% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 45.4
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 29.5
37% 62.4 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 28.4
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.3
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 31.7
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
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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 4,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,086
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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