Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics132% 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 Drive229% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 19:59
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$329
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 555
QC Mixed 525
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 798
MC Mixed 746
111% 743 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 420
Reflection 393
Parallax 454
134% 422 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 400
Splatting 251
130% 298 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 132%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
229% Outstanding
Read 2,401
Write 1,115
Mixed 1,377
358% 1,631 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 37.8
178% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 93.4
113% 201 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 229%
Great: 232%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
614GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 162
Mixed 163
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.29
106% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$159
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.7% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.3
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.7%
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 9,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,525
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $66Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $898SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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