Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 138%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 92.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics178% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive284% 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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 09:18
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 i7-6700K-$313
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 120
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 473
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 702
MC Mixed 668
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
178% Outstanding
Lighting 574
Reflection 557
Parallax 658
187% 596 fps
MRender 287
Gravity 562
Splatting 308
170% 385 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 178%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$330
474GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
179% Outstanding
Read 1,565
Write 528
Mixed 797
210% 963 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 51.3
199% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 583
DQ Write 460
DQ Mixed 201
238% 415 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 179%
Great: 178%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$200
271GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Read 1,565
Write 549
Mixed 800
212% 971 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 48
196% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34.6
DQ Write 507
DQ Mixed 158
156% 233 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 168%
Great: 177%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
254GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
284% Outstanding
Read 2,742
Write 1,338
Mixed 1,406
401% 1,828 MB/s
4K Read 60.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 48.4
243% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 506
DQ Write 431
DQ Mixed 30.5
142% 322 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 284%
Great: 285%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
244GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 414
Mixed 423
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 31.2
162% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 49.2
DQ Write 91.8
DQ Mixed 29
34% 56.7 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 118%
Corsair Force LE 480GB-$190
227GB free
Firmware: SAFC12.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 517
Write 354
Mixed 352
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 10.3
106% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 19.4
80% 181 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$230
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 30.5
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 30.1
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 103%
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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 5,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,380
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