Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 93.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 19:43
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 440
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 760
113% 753 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
MaxC: 1242 MHz, MaxM: 1650 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 168
Parallax 248
65% 203 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 173
Splatting 118
66% 140 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$182
59GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 498
Write 201
Mixed 212
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 7.19
94% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 66.2
61% 89 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 86%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$148
48GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 488
Write 318
Mixed 353
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 23
128% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 66.1
112% 222 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 20.5
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 22.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 108%
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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 2,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,305
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