Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive222% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160325
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 24 '16 at 20:18
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 422
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 565
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 576
91% 608 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7290
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Lighting 297
Reflection 286
Parallax 304
93% 296 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 274
Splatting 216
98% 228 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
210GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 413
Mixed 422
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 41.9
179% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 98.8
128% 229 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
148GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 1,974
Write 908
Mixed 1,115
293% 1,332 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 50.2
229% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 552
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 184
205% 353 MB/s
Poor: 125%
This bench: 222%
Great: 224%
OCZ ARC 100 120GB-$82
112GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 325
Mixed 408
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 24.4
138% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 69.3
123% 239 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 93%
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$85
111GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Read 482
Write 145
Mixed 218
61% 282 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 16
124% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 37.8
62% 122 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$88
816GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 117
Write 114
Mixed 111
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.49
114% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$250
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 19.8
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 117%
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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 8,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,251
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