Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 119%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:10
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i5-7600K-$180
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
SC Int 153
SC Float 162
SC Mixed 158
126% 158 Pts
QC Int 609
QC Float 639
QC Mixed 626
142% 624 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 622
93% 623 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 119%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
63.5% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 169
Parallax 243
63% 198 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 178
Splatting 125
64% 148 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$60
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 116
Write 126
Mixed 155
101% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.16
68% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
86.2% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 25
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 35.1
SC Mixed 26.9
77% 27.1 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 87%
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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 5,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,311
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HDDRAMUSB
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