Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170322
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 03 '17 at 15:22
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i5-7600K-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 502
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 519
77% 514 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
EVGA(3842 2977) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1561 MHz, MLim: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 200
Parallax 215
66% 210 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 203
Splatting 138
72% 167 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
49GB free
Firmware: 505ABBF1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 474
Write 144
Mixed 203
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 15
95% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 36.9
55% 104 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 63%
Hitachi HDS721075DLE630 750GB
367GB free
Firmware: MSJOA5R0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 110
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.16
59% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 79%
Seagate ST9160821AS 160GB-$25
146GB free
Firmware: 3.ALC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
24.5% Poor
Read 42
Write 43.2
Mixed 38.9
31% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 0.64
4K Mixed 0.28
62% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 24.5%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 29.8
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 29.1
84% 29.6 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 103%
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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 5,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 142% - Outstanding Total price: $1,002
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HDDRAMUSB
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