ASUS Prime Z270-A Motherboard Review

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Intel Z270 Test Platform

ASUS Prime Z270-A

ASUS Prime Z270-A Test Bench

ASUS Prime Z270-A

ASUS Prime Z270-A CPU-Z Baseline

Intel LGA 1151 Z270 Test Platform
Component Brand / Model Live Pricing
Processor Intel i7-7700K Unavailable
Memory Kingston 32GB DDR4 2666MHz Click Here
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 Click Here
Video Card eVGA GTX 970SC Click Here
Hard Drive Intel Pro 2500 180GB SSD Click Here
Hard Drive 2 Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Click Here
M.2 Drive Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB Click Here
Power Supply Corsair CX750M Click Here
Operating System Windows 10-Pro 64-Bit Click Here

The Legit Reviews test platform for the Intel Z270 chipset will be installed on an open air test bed, running a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Anniversary edition.  All patches, drivers and firmware will be updated and a 24-hour burn-in test will be conducted prior to beginning performance testing.

All testing is done in a temperature controlled room, maintained at 70F (21.1C).  Whenever possible, testing will be done using integrated benchmarks to ensure consistancy.  If an integrated benchmark is not available, FRAPS or OCAT will be used to analyze the performance.  All benchmarks will be done multiple times, with the results averaged.

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  • John Matus

    My MOBO died after 2 hours…! What a joke Asus has become! Will never buy another piece of crap made by Asus.

  • chiefster

    Which M2 slot did you use, and any BIOS setting changes. i’m trying to determine if the M.2_1 slot is X4 speed or if I need to use the M.2_2 slot and set the speed to X4 in the BIOS.

    • Steven Kean

      Would’ve used M.2_1 as that’s the primary.

  • Convoite

    Do you know if I put a 212 evo cooler on here will it cover the ram slots?

    • Steven Kean

      Not entirely familiar with that cooler to be honest, my guess is that as long as you’re not using memory with high heatspreaders, it shouldn’t be an issue. Might be tight if it overhangs the slots, but my guess is that it would fit. Sorry not much help with that cooler.

      • Stu Bora

        Yes, it will fit without the heat spreaders

  • Canadian Doge

    Could i boot a pcie ssd on this motherboard