Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 138%
Desktop 148%
Workstation 134%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics164% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive295% 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 ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170905
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 19:48
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-8700K-$325
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 533
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 1,031
MC Float 1,253
MC Mixed 1,118
169% 1,134 Pts
Poor: 96%
This bench: 110%
Great: 126%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$795
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Lighting 551
Reflection 518
Parallax 569
172% 546 fps
MRender 262
Gravity 526
Splatting 281
158% 356 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 164%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$440
789GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 527
Write 498
Mixed 508
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 36.7
164% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 214
193% 295 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 116%
Great: 120%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$300
342GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
295% Outstanding
Read 2,394
Write 1,868
Mixed 1,613
434% 1,958 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 67.3
213% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 576
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 178
190% 326 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 295%
Great: 314%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 40.8
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 29.1
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 40.3
SC Mixed 34.2
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 46.2
86% 46.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 103%
Great: 125%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) Builds (Compare 2,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 130%
Desktop 139%
Workstation 124%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $288

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,925
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