Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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.
Graphics93.2% 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 Drive249% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime2 Days
Run DateSep 12 '17 at 01:08
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$290
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 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 515
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 704
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 765
113% 756 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$769
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Lighting 550
Reflection 538
Parallax 163
127% 417 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 164
Splatting 163
68% 163 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 178%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$200
416GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 2,093
Write 1,287
Mixed 1,263
342% 1,548 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 52.1
217% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 609
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 208
228% 389 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 249%
Great: 278%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB-$410
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 28.9
94% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 29.8
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 101%
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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 7,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,593
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HDDRAMUSB
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