Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 09 '17 at 06:52
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-6500-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
64.6% Good
SC Int 96
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 307
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 389
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 399
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1675 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 173
Parallax 238
63% 198 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 167
Splatting 123
61% 141 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 63%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 137
Write 120
Mixed 120
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.14
50% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 22.8
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 21.2
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 82%
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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 6,089 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,169
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