Asus PRIME Z270-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics142% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive102% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161208
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 02:25
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 549
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 557
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 567
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 106%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Lighting 463
Reflection 414
Parallax 476
145% 451 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 438
Splatting 265
139% 318 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 142%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 416
Mixed 422
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 29
165% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 29.2
64% 122 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
845GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 155
Mixed 148
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.25
116% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 107%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
441GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
50% Average
Read 87.4
Write 86.5
Mixed 87.7
66% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.23
91% 1 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 50%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 29.5
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 30.9
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 101%
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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 11,337 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,073
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Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $134
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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