Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 98.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 Drive257% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 00:11
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 483
QC Mixed 483
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 791
MC Mixed 755
111% 743 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 431
Reflection 397
Parallax 418
132% 415 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 414
Splatting 256
134% 306 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 133%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018)-$189
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1070 847 840 846 850 853 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
257% Outstanding
Read 1,906
Write 1,978
Mixed 1,598
SusWrite 884
357% 1,592 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 73.1
257% 97.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,153
DQ Write 993
DQ Mixed 979
759% 1,042 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 257%
Great: 357%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$214
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 31.8
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 30.9
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 55%
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 9,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,630
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