Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 95.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics125% 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 Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (16%). 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 @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 22:44
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-6600K-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 134
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 492
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 497
MC Mixed 467
70% 466 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2527 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 371
Parallax 389
124% 389 fps
MRender 222
Gravity 401
Splatting 241
126% 288 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 125%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$209
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 483
Mixed 481
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 29.2
139% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 63
126% 253 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
272GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 409
Mixed 422
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 44.8
170% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 130
152% 264 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 112%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 31.5
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 27.2
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 88%
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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 13,458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,203
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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