Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics158% 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 Drive113% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:21
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 152
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 510
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 752
MC Float 842
MC Mixed 812
120% 802 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
158% Outstanding
Lighting 503
Reflection 491
Parallax 553
161% 516 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 513
Splatting 282
156% 352 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 158%
Great: 177%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 403
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 51.8
187% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 93.6
DQ Mixed 87.3
101% 181 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$154
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3091 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
97% Outstanding
MC Read 37.5
MC Write 37.2
MC Mixed 27.8
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 30.7
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 97%
Great: 102%
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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 9,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,587
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HDDRAMUSB
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