Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics124% 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 Drive144% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160325
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 15:56
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 394
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 633
93% 621 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
MaxC: 1974 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 409
Reflection 375
Parallax 393
121% 392 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 398
Splatting 247
123% 294 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 124%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$347
82GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Read 1,191
Write 582
Mixed 873
195% 882 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 28.4
188% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 46.2
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 29.5
54% 101 MB/s
Poor: 122%
This bench: 144%
Great: 222%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$117
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 195
Mixed 195
145% 192 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 3.16
4K Mixed 0.44
148% 1.52 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB-$22
26GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 252
Write 101
Mixed 132
180% 162 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 9.8
4K Mixed 3.62
500% 8.38 MB/s
DQ Read 12.5
DQ Write 9.51
DQ Mixed 3.87
501% 8.62 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 39.7
MC Mixed 33
104% 36.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 27.4
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
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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 9,040 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,204
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