Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 98.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics116% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170723
Uptime23.7 Days
Run DateOct 07 '18 at 19:51
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 482
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 690
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 738
109% 726 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
EVGA(3842 6282) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 370
Reflection 355
Parallax 367
114% 364 fps
MRender 224
Gravity 357
Splatting 234
118% 272 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 116%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
34GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 145 144 144 145 145 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 332
Mixed 346
SusWrite 170
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 54.6
204% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 176
183% 300 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$49
93GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 332 356 361 353 359 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 497
Write 358
Mixed 256
SusWrite 350
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 15.9
128% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 90
116% 204 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 86%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 586 265 260 258 255 256 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 2121
Write 1,244
Mixed 563
SusWrite 313
233% 1,060 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 55.1
246% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,052
DQ Write 1,112
DQ Mixed 675
620% 946 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 226%
Great: 234%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$155
686GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 387 456 465 454 425 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 453
Mixed 432
SusWrite 435
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 60
201% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 305
245% 344 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 125%
Great: 126%
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 @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.9% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 20
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 21
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.9%
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 MAXIMUS IX HERO Builds (Compare 9,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,590
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