Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics77.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive120% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 25 '17 at 00:03
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$295
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 465
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 794
MC Mixed 752
112% 749 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$263
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Lighting 253
Reflection 215
Parallax 226
75% 231 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 229
Splatting 171
80% 185 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
213GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 399
Mixed 419
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 52.8
196% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 120
146% 259 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 120%
Great: 117%
Corsair Force 3 120GB-$109
48GB free
Firmware: 5.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Read 197
Write 102
Mixed 130
32% 143 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 16.7
111% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 90.8
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 33.8
44% 78.4 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 38.4
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 29
102% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 30.6
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
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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 4,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,335
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $263Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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