Asus MAXIMUS IX APEX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 150%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics45.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive338% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX APEX  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 07 '19 at 08:02
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$333
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
1-Core 152
2-Core 307
108% 230 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 755
84% 647 Pts
64-Core 760
51% 760 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
EVGA(3842 5180) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.7
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (164 fps cap detected)
45.7% Average
Lighting 164
Reflection 163
Parallax 164
42% 164 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 164
50% 164 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2291 790 784 801 806 803 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
338% Outstanding
Read 2,666
Write 2,469
Mixed 1,871
SusWrite 1,046
450% 2,013 MB/s
4K Read 69.7
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 98.9
331% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,694
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1,407
1,066% 1,442 MB/s
Poor: 221%
This bench: 338%
Great: 335%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$300
1.5TB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 492 493 493 493 493 492 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 491
Mixed 468
SusWrite 493
111% 492 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 65.2
222% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 358
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 136%
Great: 135%
WD WD40EZRX-00SPEB0 6TB
5TB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 205 206 207 207 209 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 207
Write 170
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 206
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 85% Great: 94%
USB DISK 3.0 16GB
11GB free, PID 6300
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 12 12 12 12 12 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
9.3% Terrible
Read 39.2
Write 18
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 11.7
23% 19.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.3%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 32.4
105% 36.9 GB/s
SC Read 24.5
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 32.7
95% 33.4 GB/s
Latency 47.9
84% 47.9 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical MAXIMUS IX APEX Builds (Compare 1,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,183
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