Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '16 at 21:47
Run Duration201 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 439
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 425
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$700
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 20.19.0.32837
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 168
Parallax 273
76% 223 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 182
Splatting 187
70% 168 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GS 128GB-$150
73GB free
Firmware: 5.40 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 469
Write 216
Mixed 254
69% 313 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 16.1
131% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 15
27% 51.3 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 80%
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB-$170
29GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 466
Mixed 517
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 16.1
132% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 15
100% 230 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$70
105GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 225
Write 159
Mixed 157
135% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.22
107% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 110%
Great: 105%
Hitachi HDS721050DLE630 500GB
69GB free
Firmware: MS1OA650 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 119
Write 117
Mixed 121
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.15
77% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 82%
WD Elements 500GB
23GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
31.1% Below average
Read 73.2
Write 67.4
Mixed 73.7
92% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.15
69% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 34.3
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 29.4
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 105%
Great: 103%
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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 10,565 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,214
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