Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 148%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.51% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive340% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:21
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 146
118% 148 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 604
QC Mixed 569
128% 565 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 605
MC Mixed 568
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2557 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6.51% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 0.8
Parallax 0.2
0% 0.4 fps
MRender 26.9
Gravity 26.9
Splatting 26.9
11% 26.9 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 6.51%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
159GB free
Firmware: 1.0.00 Max speed: Unknown
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
340% Outstanding
Read 2,715
Write 2,666
Mixed 2,175
562% 2,519 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 32.2
206% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 58.8
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 31.3
72% 140 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 340%
Great: 372%
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$301
45GB free
Firmware: L2010420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 504
Write 290
Mixed 363
85% 386 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 29.5
143% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 116
112% 174 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$215
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 42.5
MC Mixed 30.8
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 40.5
SC Mixed 32.7
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
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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 8,936 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,598
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