Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 86.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics92.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive236% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 28 '18 at 13:25
Run Duration249 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$278
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 406
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 661
MC Mixed 619
91% 609 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Lighting 428
Reflection 222
Parallax 244
112% 298 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 220
Splatting 156
78% 180 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1549 617 616 632 633 618 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
236% Outstanding
Read 1,750
Write 1,607
Mixed 703
SusWrite 777
270% 1,209 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 58.5
223% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,027
DQ Write 1,222
DQ Mixed 847
715% 1,032 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 236%
Great: 262%
Crucial MX300 750GB-$160
204GB free
Firmware: M0CR011
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 193 228 261 265 260 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 328
Write 254
Mixed 174
SusWrite 234
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 21.6
97% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 119
118% 189 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 105%
Crucial BX200 480GB-$173
443GB free
Firmware: MU01.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 197 115 73 64 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 338
Write 344
Mixed 288
SusWrite 118
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 40.1
135% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 202
154% 209 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 97%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$122
530GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 484 486 488 486 482 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 424
Mixed 430
SusWrite 484
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55
186% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 122%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
198GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 293 294 293 292 292 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 452
Mixed 401
SusWrite 312
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56
200% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 354
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 116%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 1x8GB-$37
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
36.7% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 10.3
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 9.6
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 48%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 16,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,158
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