Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive267% 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161108
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '17 at 00:08
Run Duration241 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 510
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 698
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 752
111% 742 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 179
Parallax 198
64% 196 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 193
Splatting 127
68% 158 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$200
297GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 2,659
Write 1,344
Mixed 1,453
400% 1,819 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 33.3
231% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 65.2
DQ Write 491
DQ Mixed 30.1
97% 196 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 267%
Great: 282%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$149
155GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 413
Mixed 421
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 48.9
191% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 112
141% 252 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 119%
Great: 116%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$97
143GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E5 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 83.2
Write 89
Mixed 84
64% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.28
71% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 83%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 8GB
7GB free, PID a81d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
8.25% Terrible
Read 32.8
Write 7.64
Mixed 9.04
16% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 7.74
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.003
29% 2.58 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.25%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.1% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 20.5
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 21.6
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.1%
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 7,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,593
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