Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 144%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive310% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display5760 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateOct 10 '17 at 10:14
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 487
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 743
MC Float 842
MC Mixed 803
119% 796 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$519
EVGA(3842 6299) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (115 fps cap detected)
43.2% Average
Lighting 112
Reflection 112
Parallax 112
35% 112 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 118
Splatting 118
50% 118 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$299
501GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 408
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 51
185% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 133
153% 266 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$150
232GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 505
Write 227
Mixed 356
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 27.2
141% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 86.5
123% 232 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 97%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
222GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 404
Mixed 416
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 46.6
177% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 120
145% 255 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
125GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
310% Outstanding
Read 2,651
Write 1,464
Mixed 1,574
418% 1,897 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 68.8
255% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 870
DQ Write 758
DQ Mixed 304
367% 644 MB/s
Poor: 202%
This bench: 310%
Great: 325%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 30.7
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 40.4
SC Mixed 31
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 54.5
73% 54.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 122%
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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 5,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,432
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $163SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $842SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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