Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 94.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics140% 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 Drive227% 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 11 '18 at 01:01
Run Duration250 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$276
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 134
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 462
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 693
103% 693 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 626
Reflection 348
Parallax 384
166% 453 fps
MRender 222
Gravity 370
Splatting 230
120% 274 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 140%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$116
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 873 638 632 634 636 634 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1,861
Write 1,629
Mixed 768
SusWrite 674
274% 1,233 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 56.5
213% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,104
DQ Write 976
DQ Mixed 829
679% 970 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 227%
Great: 258%
Toshiba Q300 240GB-$67
43GB free
Firmware: SAFM11.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 62 68 54 74 69 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 496
Write 186
Mixed 224
SusWrite 65.9
53% 243 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 37.2
136% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 184
150% 219 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 92%
Transcend SSD370S 512GB-$140
176GB free
Firmware: P0614D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 415 420 418 422 422 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 422
Mixed 309
SusWrite 418
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 43.1
150% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 195
168% 246 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
92GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 363 320 320 322 278 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 483
Write 465
Mixed 367
SusWrite 347
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 57.3
197% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 348
265% 359 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 118%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$190
94GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 474 471 467 470 477 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 467
Mixed 337
SusWrite 472
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 43.5
161% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 332
258% 354 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 114%
Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
89% Excellent
MC Read 32.1
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 28.8
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 27.1
78% 27.1 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89%
Great: 127%
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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 11,452 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 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,128
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