ASUS Prime Z270-A Motherboard Review

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General Performance Testing

SiSoftware Sandra CPU Arithmetic

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ASUS Prime Z270-A Sisoftware Sandra CPU Arithmetic

SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth

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ASUS Prime Z270-A Sisoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth

Cinebench R15

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ASUS Prime Z270-A Cinebench R15

PCMark 8 Advanced Home Overall Score

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ASUS Prime Z270-A PCMark 8 Home Advanced

CPUz Bench

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ASUS Prime Z270-A CPUz Bench

Totusoft LAN Speed Test

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ASUS Prime Z270-A Totusoft LAN Speed Test

Legit Reviews Benchmark Results: At stock speeds, the ASUS Prime Z270-A and the Intel i7-7700K was receiving between a 5% and 9% performance boost over the previous generation ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S and Intel i7-6700K combination.  That’s not a bad start to a new motherboard and processor combination.  Once we overclocked the system, with a quick overclock, we were able to gain an additional 5% – 12% performance in the benchmarks.

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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