Asus MAXIMUS IX APEX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive327% 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX APEX  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '19 at 06:41
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
1-Core 139
2-Core 270
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 721
76% 591 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.9%
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 164
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
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2100 795 795 791 795 793 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
327% Outstanding
Read 2,649
Write 2,441
Mixed 1,923
SusWrite 1,011
449% 2,006 MB/s
4K Read 68.9
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 95.2
321% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,530
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1,300
984% 1,328 MB/s
Poor: 220%
This bench: 327%
Great: 337%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$320
1.5TB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 492 491 484 482 492 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 490
Mixed 471
SusWrite 488
111% 491 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.4
218% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 135%
Great: 134%
WD WD40EZRX-00SPEB0 6TB
5TB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 208 204 202 202 207 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 200
Write 161
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 203
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 85% Great: 94%
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 above expectations (67th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 29.8
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 29.4
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99.4%
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 1,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX APEX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,183
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