Asus PRIME Z270-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive100% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-K  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170323
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 01 '18 at 11:05
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 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 i5-7600K-$229
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 498
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 487
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 479
74% 491 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
60% Above average
Lighting 165
Reflection 169
Parallax 260
62% 198 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 156
Splatting 120
59% 137 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 395
Mixed 408
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 29.7
151% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 21.8
81% 178 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 100%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.9% Average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 12.4
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 14.1
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 40.9%
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-K Builds (Compare 2,956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-K - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,107
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $290Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $225AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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