Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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.
Graphics110% 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 Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 17:48
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 472
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 748
MC Mixed 680
103% 689 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 113%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 710
EVGA(3842 2713) 2GB
CLim: 954 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
3.82% Terrible
Lighting 10.7
Reflection 8.5
Parallax 10.4
3% 9.87 fps
MRender 7.9
Gravity 10.4
Splatting 12.3
4% 10.2 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.82%
Great: 5%
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 315
Parallax 301
101% 320 fps
MRender 225
Gravity 350
Splatting 234
117% 269 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 110%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$230
334GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
276% Outstanding
Read 2,704
Write 1,356
Mixed 1,484
406% 1,848 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 39.3
220% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 517
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 182
216% 375 MB/s
Poor: 179%
This bench: 276%
Great: 276%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
180GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 411
Mixed 422
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 29.1
157% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 83.7
122% 228 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$196
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
34.7% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 10.4
32% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 10.8
SC Mixed 10.5
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 105%
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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 6,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $285

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,659
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HDDRAMUSB
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