Asus PRIME Z270-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 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 86.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161108
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 01 '17 at 14:54
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i7-7700-$306
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 418
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 670
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 334
Reflection 304
Parallax 312
101% 317 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 298
Splatting 231
105% 244 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$78
354GB free
Firmware: HP51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 133
Write 105
Mixed 103
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.18
61% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$193
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.8% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.6
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 13.3
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 79%
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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-AR Builds (Compare 1,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-AR - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,215
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