Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 88.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics7.51% 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 Drive295% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 09 '17 at 18:38
Run Duration296 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$315
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 421
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 670
99% 665 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Relative performance (0th percentile)
7.51% Terrible
Lighting 21.9
Reflection 11.7
Parallax 22.2
7% 18.6 fps
MRender 20.8
Gravity 21.1
Splatting 21.4
11% 21.1 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 7.51%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$250
302GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 349
Mixed 358
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 28.7
142% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 102
121% 213 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 98%
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$85
130GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 470
Write 334
Mixed 327
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 22.2
114% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 52.6
95% 192 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 84%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$280
97GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
295% Outstanding
Read 2,416
Write 1,739
Mixed 1,788
440% 1,981 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 65.9
244% 92.1 MB/s
DQ Read 525
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 206
198% 320 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 295%
Great: 325%
Toshiba DT01ABA300 3TB
908GB free
Firmware: MZ6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5940 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 93
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 87%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$50
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 98.9
Write 85.4
Mixed 79.8
66% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.16
75% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 59%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
712GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 97.1
Write 28
Mixed 45.5
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 0.29
4K Mixed 0.19
42% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 83%
Samsung Flash Drive DUO 128GB
43GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
Read 38.2
Write 17.4
Mixed 28.8
33% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.11
4K Write 0.63
4K Mixed 0.82
64% 1.85 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
66% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 19.7
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.5
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66%
Great: 87%
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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 9,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,267
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