Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 158%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 99.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive357% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory24.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime24.7 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:39
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 485
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 694
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 743
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 177
Parallax 197
62% 193 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 191
Splatting 122
68% 155 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
459GB free
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
357% Outstanding
Read 2,788
Write 2,579
Mixed 2,050
550% 2,473 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 35.4
222% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 536
DQ Write 539
DQ Mixed 36.1
165% 371 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 357%
Great: 370%
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$149
35GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 479
Write 200
Mixed 254
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 13.4
105% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31.3
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 12.1
28% 55.5 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$30
40GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 99.9
Write 83.1
Mixed 83.7
67% 88.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.39
107% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 70%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
188GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
26.4% Poor
Read 60.8
Write 56.6
Mixed 49.9
70% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.21
65% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73.9% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 23.5
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
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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 7,465 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,593
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