Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive253% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '20 at 07:11
Run Duration234 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
1-Core 145
2-Core 288
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 760
80% 628 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 629 272 270 268 264 263 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
253% Outstanding
Read 2,392
Write 1,472
Mixed 910
SusWrite 328
281% 1,276 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 82.6
289% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 968
DQ Write 1,197
DQ Mixed 1,005
780% 1,057 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 253%
Great: 282%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$144
55GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 374 271 148 152 149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 469
Mixed 365
SusWrite 252
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 40.6
154% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 301
221% 287 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 94%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$51
158GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 307 308 307 307 304 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 310
Write 376
Mixed 310
SusWrite 313
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 57.5
190% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 246
187% 252 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 123%
Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB-$70
61GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 45 45 45 45 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
27.5% Poor
Read 50.2
Write 52
Mixed 39
SusWrite 45.2
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 32%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
571GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 167 169 169 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 157
Mixed 110
SusWrite 167
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 22.5
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.5%
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 20,985 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,203
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $349Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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