Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive54.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 15 '16 at 14:40
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i5-6600-$225
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
53.5% Above average
SC Int 23.6
SC Float 25.9
SC Mixed 24.2
20% 24.6 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 352
63% 280 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 394
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$135
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.19
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
35% Below average
Lighting 111
Reflection 85.7
Parallax 102
33% 99.4 fps
MRender 77.5
Gravity 99.5
Splatting 77.1
36% 84.7 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
60GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.Y Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 357
Write 375
Mixed 371
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 22.9
4K Mixed 8.81
44% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 99.4
DQ Write 80.1
DQ Mixed 12.2
30% 63.9 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 95%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
851GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 180
Mixed 152
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.37
142% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 105%
WD Elements 10B8 750GB
325GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
34% Below average
Read 90.6
Write 67.5
Mixed 63.8
90% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.21
76% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 24.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 20.7
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 95%
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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 10,626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,226
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