Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.9% 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 Drive57.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:51
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 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-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 140
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 476
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 676
MC Float 758
MC Mixed 760
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3669) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1493 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Lighting 276
Reflection 229
Parallax 251
80% 252 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 237
Splatting 160
87% 189 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$55
50GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 492
Write 195
Mixed 293
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 5.87
62% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 6.83
59% 133 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 80%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 64GB
22GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
11.5% Very poor
Read 23.4
Write 7.47
Mixed 11.8
16% 14.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.39
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 1.37
123% 2.51 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
PNY 8GBF2X04JEEE35-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
76.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 23.6
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 24.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 85%
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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 2,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $225

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,321
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HDDRAMUSB
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