Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 98.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics46.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive115% 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateAug 30 '18 at 19:37
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 485
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 798
MC Mixed 718
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2765) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
46.4% Average
Lighting 193
Reflection 79.3
Parallax 126
52% 133 fps
MRender 88.2
Gravity 124
Splatting 80
42% 97.2 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 463 462 450 435 402 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 463
Mixed 284
SusWrite 443
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 43.7
173% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 162
164% 268 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 115%
Great: 114%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$64
59GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 241 232 218 204 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 487
Mixed 409
SusWrite 243
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 67.2
231% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 313
249% 347 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 123%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
777GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 182 178 180 182 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 136
Mixed 79
SusWrite 180
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 203 202 205 204 203 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 151
Mixed 87
SusWrite 203
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
565GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 140 141 142 142 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 151
Write 126
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 140
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$148
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 31.4
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 30.5
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 104%
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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 10,939 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 - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,141
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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