Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive272% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161208
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:06
Run Duration392 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
118% 148 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 520
122% 541 Pts
MC Int 742
MC Float 842
MC Mixed 803
119% 796 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
38.9% Below average
Lighting 123
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 162
42% 120 fps
MRender 59.5
Gravity 109
Splatting 85.5
36% 84.6 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
MyDigitalSSD BPX NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$230
345GB free
Firmware: E7FM04.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
272% Outstanding
Read 2,435
Write 1,395
Mixed 1,678
406% 1,836 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 46.7
187% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 772
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 161
279% 547 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 272%
Great: 252%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
79GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 410
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 45.9
186% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 110
142% 255 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 117%
Great: 114%
WD WD7500AACS-00D6B0 750GB
67GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 29.1
Write 38.2
Mixed 32.9
25% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.3
72% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 46%
SanDisk Cruzer 8GB
5GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
9.28% Terrible
Read 21
Write 2.9
Mixed 6.52
10% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.49
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1.07
104% 2.65 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.28%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 40.8
MC Write 41.3
MC Mixed 30.4
107% 37.5 GB/s
SC Read 24.2
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 32
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 44.4
90% 44.4 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
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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 8,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $376

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,848
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