Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 139%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics175% 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 Drive264% 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).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:25
Run Duration79 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
120% 149 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 506
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 717
MC Float 828
MC Mixed 678
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$769
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2775 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
175% Outstanding
Lighting 568
Reflection 554
Parallax 660
186% 594 fps
MRender 287
Gravity 544
Splatting 308
168% 380 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 175%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$225
348GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
264% Outstanding
Read 2,788
Write 1,355
Mixed 1,413
406% 1,852 MB/s
4K Read 63.2
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 30.6
222% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 60.1
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 231
146% 161 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 264%
Great: 279%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 28.8
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 40
SC Mixed 32
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 48.1
83% 48.1 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
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 7,437 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $285

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,644
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