Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 138%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 148%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics166% 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 Drive291% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:19
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$292
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 151
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 152
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 515
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 764
MC Float 875
MC Mixed 827
123% 822 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 536
Reflection 518
Parallax 622
175% 558 fps
MRender 270
Gravity 530
Splatting 282
160% 360 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 166%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$199
361GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
291% Outstanding
Read 2,949
Write 1,425
Mixed 1,475
428% 1,950 MB/s
4K Read 60.3
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 32.8
215% 82.2 MB/s
DQ Read 617
DQ Write 448
DQ Mixed 31.8
160% 366 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 291%
Great: 281%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$117
128GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 412
Mixed 418
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 46.1
187% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 47.1
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 28.7
63% 121 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3020 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 36.5
MC Mixed 26.8
96% 33.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 30.6
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 107%
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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 8,886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,696
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