Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics56% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive235% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory59.3 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:10
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 139
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 446
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 708
MC Float 806
MC Mixed 765
114% 760 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$238
MaxC: 1310 MHz, MaxM: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
56% Above average
Lighting 160
Reflection 154
Parallax 181
51% 165 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 182
Splatting 129
73% 152 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$260
322GB free
Firmware: 57CZ4102 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 1,993
Write 1,215
Mixed 931
303% 1,379 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 67
219% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 119
139% 233 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 235%
Great: 264%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$147
4.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 65% Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 24.5
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 77.9
51% 77.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 140%
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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 1,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,301
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HDDRAMUSB
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