Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 98.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics45.6% 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 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.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:07
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-7600K-$220
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 520
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 510
76% 511 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
45.6% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 134
Parallax 175
46% 148 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 120
Splatting 87.5
45% 105 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 48%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$77
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 164
Mixed 158
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.18
73% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$79
172GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 98.8
Write 79.5
Mixed 87.7
67% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.23
76% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.3% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 21.7
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 18.2
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 100%
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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 4,749 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $900
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HDDRAMUSB
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