Asus PRIME Z270-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive251% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z270-K  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '17 at 01:39
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 i5-7600K-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 460
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 482
72% 483 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
PNY(196E 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
63.2% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 173
Parallax 211
61% 191 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 179
Splatting 121
65% 149 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
192GB free
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 2,401
Write 1,212
Mixed 1,377
366% 1,663 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 48.1
208% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 498
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 189
204% 346 MB/s
Poor: 174%
This bench: 251%
Great: 267%
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
111GB free
Firmware: DXT07B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 493
Write 134
Mixed 127
54% 251 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 9.51
106% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 29
74% 161 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 68%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$115
97GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 416
Write 97.2
Mixed 138
47% 217 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 8.61
79% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 89.7
DQ Mixed 18.4
59% 134 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 21.6
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 21.3
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72%
Great: 106%
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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-K Builds (Compare 1,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-K - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,091
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