Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 153%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
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 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics145% 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 Drive329% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory29.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '17 at 11:27
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-7700K-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 518
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 708
MC Float 802
MC Mixed 763
113% 758 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 104%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
145% Outstanding
Lighting 491
Reflection 417
Parallax 444
146% 451 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 447
Splatting 270
144% 328 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 145%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
417GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
329% Outstanding
Read 2,789
Write 1,878
Mixed 1,925
487% 2,197 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 61.5
269% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 475
DQ Write 509
DQ Mixed 43
156% 342 MB/s
Poor: 210%
This bench: 329%
Great: 329%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
214GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 419
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 29.9
176% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 49.6
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 28.8
63% 122 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$74
112GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
210% Outstanding
Read 2,093
Write 1,145
Mixed 1,440
344% 1,559 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 32.7
176% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 47
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 32.1
46% 80.2 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 210%
Great: 228%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 128GB
88GB free, PID a838
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Read 144
Write 30.8
Mixed 35.1
67% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.29
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.71
70% 1.96 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.3
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 33.9
109% 38.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 33.1
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 108%
Great: 127%
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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 5,981 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,303
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