Asus MAXIMUS IX APEX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive222% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX APEX  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:48
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 129
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 449
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 708
MC Float 799
MC Mixed 766
113% 758 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 366E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Lighting 275
Reflection 228
Parallax 273
85% 258 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 233
Splatting 160
81% 188 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 89%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
437GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 1,411
Write 1,241
Mixed 1,393
301% 1,349 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 33.3
178% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 720
DQ Write 959
DQ Mixed 31.1
249% 570 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 222%
Great: 326%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
77.4% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.8
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 25
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 102%
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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 APEX Builds (Compare 327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 120% - Outstanding Total price: $1,219
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