Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 99.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive244% 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)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171225
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 19:27
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 484
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 792
MC Mixed 751
106% 715 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$210
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
72.6% Very good
Lighting 233
Reflection 201
Parallax 215
70% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 207
Splatting 164
74% 174 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
244% Outstanding
Read 2,411
Write 1,212
Mixed 1,630
386% 1,751 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 61
196% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 139
137% 221 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 244%
Great: 289%
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$72
116GB free
Firmware: 20140516 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 504
Write 285
Mixed 376
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 35.2
123% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 73.3
107% 199 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 133
Write 141
Mixed 139
104% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 102%
WD WD60PURX-64LZMY0 6TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
64.6% Good
Read 117
Write 108
Mixed 87
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.2
85% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2155 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
77.1% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.8
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.8
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 87%
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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 9,999 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,628
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