Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 96.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics10.2% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Very high background CPU (79%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime8.3 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 22:27
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 79%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 456
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 703
MC Float 808
MC Mixed 749
113% 753 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 872F) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4901
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
10.2% Very poor
Lighting 25.4
Reflection 31.8
Parallax 27.3
8% 28.2 fps
MRender 26.5
Gravity 22.8
Splatting 38.7
12% 29.3 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.2%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,882
Write 1,259
Mixed 525
268% 1,222 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 50.2
194% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,139
DQ Write 1,032
DQ Mixed 798
678% 990 MB/s
Poor: 139% Great: 234%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
10GB free
Firmware: 0009
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 454
Write 186
Mixed 221
63% 287 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 15
114% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 54.9
61% 103 MB/s
Poor: 44% Great: 72%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$109
163GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 78 71 86 92 89 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 103
Write 86
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 83.9
64% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
192% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 83%
WD WD1001FALS-00U9B0 1TB
87GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 65 66 67 66 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 66
Write 65
Mixed 52
SusWrite 65.5
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 72%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 146 143 149 146 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 105
Write 123
Mixed 94.8
SusWrite 145
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
281% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 89%
WD My Book 1230 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 149 148 150 150 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 149
176% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
116% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 61%
WD My Book 1TB
426GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 42 41 41 43 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
21.7% Poor
Read 37.7
Write 29.5
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 41.4
46% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
104% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.7%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 30.9
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 41.1
SC Mixed 30.6
90% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAXIMUS IX HERO Builds (Compare 9,576 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,484
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