Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive81.8% 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.
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 DateDec 24 '17 at 23:28
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$329
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 524
QC Mixed 493
114% 505 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 736
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 100%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
EVGA(3842 6188) ≥ 4GB; GeForce GTX 1080
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2515 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 440
Reflection 413
Parallax 452
137% 435 fps
Gravity 432
Splatting 269
156% 350 fps
Poor: 86% Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme 120GB-$169
101GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 506
Write 126
Mixed 195
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 15.8
140% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 40.1
42% 66.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 81%
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$90
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 482
Write 331
Mixed 339
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 19.9
114% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 14.4
62% 136 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 95%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
63GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 349
Mixed 342
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 24.8
147% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 65.2
110% 217 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 108%
OCZ SOLID3 60GB
37GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 191
Write 60.3
Mixed 84.2
24% 112 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 15.4
94% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 75.5
DQ Write 58.6
DQ Mixed 22.3
29% 52.1 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.7% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 20.4
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 21.8
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 104%
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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 11,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,068
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