Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 115%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive302% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:54
Run Duration55 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
115% Outstanding
SC Int 152
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 155
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 567
QC Mixed 575
124% 547 Pts
MC Int 776
MC Float 882
MC Mixed 841
124% 833 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 115%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
427GB free
Firmware: CXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
302% Outstanding
Read 2,093
Write 1,741
Mixed 1,877
424% 1,904 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 72.8
267% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 723
DQ Write 592
DQ Mixed 30.6
194% 449 MB/s
Poor: 202%
This bench: 302%
Great: 327%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.3% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 21.6
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.3
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 77.3%
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 5,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,452
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $128
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $950SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $163SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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