Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics148% 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 Drive261% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '18 at 00:39
Run Duration240 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 143
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 446
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 693
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 750
111% 740 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
148% Outstanding
Lighting 620
Reflection 385
Parallax 454
173% 486 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 402
Splatting 247
130% 296 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 148%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$155
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
261% Outstanding
Read 2,281
Write 1,364
Mixed 1,239
359% 1,628 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 49.3
218% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 553
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 169
206% 366 MB/s
Poor: 150%
This bench: 261%
Great: 257%
Toshiba Q300 240GB-$67
208GB free
Firmware: SAFM11.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 492
Write 168
Mixed 196
62% 286 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 5.96
78% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.6
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 36.6
39% 61 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 89%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$190
110GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 528
Write 499
Mixed 490
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 37.1
162% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 141
155% 260 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 115%
Great: 117%
Transcend SSD370S 512GB-$177
99GB free
Firmware: P0614D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 421
Mixed 463
104% 469 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 36.5
146% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 69.9
109% 205 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
77GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 489
Write 272
Mixed 276
76% 345 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 28.2
132% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 69
99% 187 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 125%
SanDisk Cruzer Force 32GB
23GB free, PID 557d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 23.2
15% 23.2 MB/s
Poor: 6% Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 29.6
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 28.8
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 128%
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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 14,054 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 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,210
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