Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 Drive66.9% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2048 x 1152 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160325
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateJun 27 '17 at 08:59
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 135
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 405
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 451
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 450
69% 461 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 301
Parallax 318
102% 319 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 303
Splatting 234
106% 247 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 512GB-$160
166GB free
Firmware: O1026A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 370
Write 384
Mixed 383
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 17.1
80% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 17.1
40% 77.9 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
601GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 149
Write 157
Mixed 144
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 0.27
133% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.7
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 22.9
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 58.4
68% 58.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 79%
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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 8,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,189
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