Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics141% 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 Drive159% 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:36
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 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-$355
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 508
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 709
MC Float 806
MC Mixed 760
113% 759 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Lighting 472
Reflection 411
Parallax 425
141% 436 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 446
Splatting 267
141% 321 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 141%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB (2017)-$150
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: B35500WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 1,645
Write 535
Mixed 612
202% 931 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 21.9
142% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 567
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 51.4
142% 309 MB/s
Poor: 104%
This bench: 159%
Great: 151%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 137
Write 171
Mixed 128
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 5.27
4K Mixed 0.58
185% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 110%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$53
330GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
47.2% Average
Read 85.2
Write 79
Mixed 76.4
60% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.26
90% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 40.1
MC Mixed 28.9
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 34.2
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
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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 9,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,594
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