Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.1% 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 Drive259% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 04:31
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 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 above expectations (74th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 540
QC Float 575
QC Mixed 518
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 756
113% 754 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$194
MaxC: 980 MHz, MaxM: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
49.1% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 135
Parallax 178
47% 151 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 122
Splatting 88.7
53% 106 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$220
358GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 2,039
Write 1,320
Mixed 1,205
336% 1,521 MB/s
4K Read 59.4
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 57.1
240% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 603
DQ Write 469
DQ Mixed 30.5
160% 368 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 259%
Great: 282%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$102
151GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 416
Mixed 427
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 46.4
192% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.9
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 27.5
63% 122 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 112%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
515GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 149
Mixed 142
118% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.29
107% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$127
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.9% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 20
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 19.9
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.9%
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 HERO Builds (Compare 2,193 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 - $225

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $873
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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