Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics128% 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 Drive273% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 01:55
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$339
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 497
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 741
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 406
Reflection 375
Parallax 413
126% 398 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 395
Splatting 251
129% 296 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 128%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$139
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
273% Outstanding
Read 2,694
Write 1,394
Mixed 1,400
402% 1,829 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 31.7
210% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 454
DQ Write 418
DQ Mixed 208
218% 360 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 273%
Great: 256%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
871GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 159
Write 123
Mixed 128
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.23
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.32
124% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 35.9
MC Mixed 26.7
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 36.1
SC Mixed 29.7
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 104%
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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 9,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,567
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $356Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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