Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 84.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive108% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory17.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161108
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateDec 18 '20 at 02:07
Run Duration293 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Memory 84.8
1-Core 140
2-Core 266
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 697
74% 575 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.7% Above average
Lighting 66.3
Reflection 69.5
Parallax 63.3
54% 66.4 fps
MRender 62.9
Gravity 67.4
Splatting 61.7
54% 64 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 295 94 100 96 98 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 468
Mixed 385
SusWrite 172
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.2
204% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 108%
Great: 130%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$250
821GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1088 1239 1245 1236 1167 1170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
285% Outstanding
Read 1,915
Write 1752
Mixed 878
SusWrite 1,191
321% 1,434 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 62.3
235% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,501
DQ Write 1,391
DQ Mixed 1,213
974% 1,368 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 285%
Great: 296%
Mushkin Chronos 240GB-$99
24GB free
Firmware: 522ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 120 143 144 142 144 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 315
Write 147
Mixed 188
SusWrite 136
44% 197 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 17.1
4K Mixed 24
82% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 63
DQ Mixed 86.3
68% 96.7 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 86%
Transcend TS480GSSD220S 480GB
376GB free
Firmware: P0624AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 252 83 68 68 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 362
Write 326
Mixed 307
SusWrite 132
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 43.3
152% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 203
155% 209 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 95%
WD WD60EZAZ-00ZGHB0 6TB
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 153 151 153 151 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 105%
Hitachi HUS724040ALE640 4TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
34.3% Below average
Read 93.2
Write 25.7
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 26.4
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$90
828GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 148 148 148 148 149 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 103
Write 78.7
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 147
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT16G4DFD8213.C16FBR 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 21.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical PRIME Z270-A Builds (Compare 13,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,115
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