Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.64% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive76.7% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20151211
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 04 '16 at 23:27
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 i7-6700K-$314
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 512
109% 480 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 706
104% 696 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4300
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
9.64% Terrible
Lighting 23.3
Reflection 31.8
Parallax 26
8% 27 fps
MRender 24.8
Gravity 21.3
Splatting 38.2
11% 28.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.64%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB-$102
70GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 494
Write 202
Mixed 245
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 18.3
130% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 57.8
72% 128 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 78%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 115
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.2
93% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$44
403GB free
Firmware: 17.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 132
Write 125
Mixed 121
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.38
101% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
MC Read 33.8
MC Write 35.4
MC Mixed 29.1
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 28.3
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 93%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 10,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,237
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