Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 98.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151022
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '17 at 17:28
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 143
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 480
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 678
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 689
107% 718 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
Asus(1043 854F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 304
Parallax 333
102% 322 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 305
Splatting 192
102% 233 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$212
76GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 372
Write 195
Mixed 290
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 28.3
105% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 143
130% 199 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
869GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 181
Mixed 158
133% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.27
118% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 108%
Great: 105%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
122GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 154
Write 127
Mixed 135
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.26
118% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 105%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$15
29GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Read 112
Write 64.1
Mixed 64.4
94% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.94
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 1.44
128% 2.72 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 25.9
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 25.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 112%
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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 10,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,246
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