Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 141%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 114%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics176% 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 Drive233% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 19:03
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$285
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 553
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 581
130% 573 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 822
MC Mixed 779
113% 760 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 114%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2775 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
176% Outstanding
Lighting 567
Reflection 546
Parallax 655
185% 589 fps
MRender 286
Gravity 548
Splatting 312
169% 382 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 176%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$202
349GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
233% Outstanding
Read 2,467
Write 1,308
Mixed 1,449
384% 1,741 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 25.8
170% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 50
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 26.8
44% 81.3 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 233%
Great: 276%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$185
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 28.6
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 40.3
SC Mixed 32.5
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 48.4
83% 48.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
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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 8,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,598
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