Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.7% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '16 at 22:04
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 146
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 568
QC Float 592
QC Mixed 578
131% 580 Pts
MC Int 569
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 580
87% 581 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 110%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$700
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 20.19.0.32837
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 168
Parallax 299
79% 232 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 180
Splatting 186
70% 167 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.7%
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 (81st percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 450
Write 211
Mixed 256
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 17.1
134% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 38.2
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 17.4
31% 58 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.7%
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 above expectations (78th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 509
Mixed 510
115% 515 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 15.3
135% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 39.6
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 16.4
31% 58.9 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.9%
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 (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 215
Write 158
Mixed 156
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 3.03
4K Mixed 0.2
107% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 107%
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 as expected (57th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 123
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.15
63% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 82%
WD Elements 500GB
23GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Read 71.8
Write 71.1
Mixed 73.3
93% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.15
67% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 31.4%
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 (99th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 34.5
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 42.1
SC Mixed 31.7
92% 32.1 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 106%
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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