Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161011
Uptime5.8 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:16
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User PRI-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 453
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 737
MC Mixed 748
106% 710 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$362
EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1506 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 194
Parallax 217
64% 207 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 200
Splatting 140
77% 163 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 102%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
654GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 167
Mixed 151
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.36
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.25
126% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 98%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 13
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 15.4
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 48%
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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 1,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,362
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