Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics126% 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 Drive193% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:03
Run Duration293 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 476
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 697
MC Float 791
MC Mixed 755
112% 748 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 409
Reflection 384
Parallax 407
122% 400 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 388
Splatting 246
124% 291 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 126%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$130
57GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 433
Mixed 465
104% 468 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 18.1
112% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 18.6
99% 226 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 101%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$347
44GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
193% Outstanding
Read 1,683
Write 816
Mixed 1,043
260% 1,181 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 36.7
194% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 552
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 174
195% 337 MB/s
Poor: 122%
This bench: 193%
Great: 222%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$146
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 60% Great: 109%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$81
2TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 104
Write 89
Mixed 97.5
73% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.19
77% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 67%
WD My Book 1235 4TB
3TB free, PID 1235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 137
Write 79.1
Mixed 69.8
110% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.26
67% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 31.1
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 41.6
SC Mixed 29.9
89% 31 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 126%
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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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