Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive226% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180409
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 07:51
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-8600K-$260
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 142
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 551
QC Float 583
QC Mixed 570
129% 568 Pts
MC Int 801
MC Float 874
MC Mixed 814
124% 830 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 111%
Great: 118%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 59.5
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.1
18% 59.5 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 59.9
Splatting 59.9
25% 59.8 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
754GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 410
Mixed 415
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 46.4
181% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 122
141% 243 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 114%
Great: 134%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 2,054
Write 1,166
Mixed 1,145
320% 1,455 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 29.3
187% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 493
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 178
200% 344 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 226%
Great: 234%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2747 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 25.3
93% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 35.5
SC Mixed 21.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.8%
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 ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) Builds (Compare 6,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 116%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,696
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HDDRAMUSB
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