Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics29.1% 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 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateJul 31 '18 at 22:44
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 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 i5-7600K-$229
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 551
QC Mixed 554
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 548
82% 544 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760 (192-bit)
Sapphire(174B 6265) 1.5GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
29.1% Poor
Lighting 74.2
Reflection 68.5
Parallax 101
26% 81.3 fps
MRender 73.3
Gravity 87.6
Splatting 55.7
31% 72.2 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
673GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 148 150 158 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 160
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 144
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$144
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 87%
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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 10,672 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,089
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HDDRAMUSB
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