Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Gaming 20%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.93% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '18 at 03:03
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 532
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 713
MC Float 815
MC Mixed 774
115% 767 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 872F) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
9.93% Terrible
Lighting 25.3
Reflection 30.4
Parallax 27
8% 27.6 fps
MRender 24.5
Gravity 22.2
Splatting 38.3
11% 28.3 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.93%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
322GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 402
Mixed 415
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 47.8
177% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 126
134% 224 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 112%
Great: 116%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
916GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 182
Mixed 180
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.22
94% 1 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.2% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 20.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 21.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 89%
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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 8,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,171
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