Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 85.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics84.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory23.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime5 Days
Run DateJul 16 '19 at 15:48
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 140
2-Core 259
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 734
74% 584 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Lighting 340
Reflection 310
Parallax 357
89% 335 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 312
Splatting 239
85% 253 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,635
Write 354
Mixed 507
180% 832 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 59.6
234% 89.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 422
DQ Mixed 711
536% 735 MB/s
Poor: 177% Great: 350%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$150
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 154 147 165 164 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 113
Write 155
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 157
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.9
263% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 92%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 174 172 176 176 178 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 134
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 175
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 100%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB-$123
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
78.4% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 25
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 22
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 118%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS IX HERO Builds (Compare 2,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,625
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