Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 88.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive97.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS IX HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateAug 05 '20 at 00:53
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%
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 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Memory 92
1-Core 138
2-Core 268
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 685
74% 574 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.1% Above average
Lighting 211
Reflection 180
Parallax 171
55% 187 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 210
Splatting 167
57% 174 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 316 306 319 300 311 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 368
Write 360
Mixed 298
SusWrite 328
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 47.3
149% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
596GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 411 371 400 366 398 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 354
Write 347
Mixed 331
SusWrite 394
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 47.9
158% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 133%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 210 206 210 209 208 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 155
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 208
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
3TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 197 196 198 197 198 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 151
Mixed 74
SusWrite 196
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C14 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
67.7% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.5
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 22
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 99%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAXIMUS IX HERO Builds (Compare 3,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,616
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