Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics107% 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 Drive167% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:20
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 488
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 724
MC Float 827
MC Mixed 789
117% 780 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
MaxC: 1544 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 346
Reflection 310
Parallax 342
104% 333 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 312
Splatting 211
106% 243 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 121%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
114GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 1,552
Write 915
Mixed 1,130
265% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 25.8
152% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 210
130% 139 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 167%
Great: 272%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$169
96GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 402
Mixed 416
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 43
145% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 36.6
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 114
101% 143 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 119%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$74
750GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 72
Write 70.5
Mixed 64.1
52% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.21
64% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 56%
SAMSUNG HM100UI 1TB
855GB free, PID 0579
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
17.5% Very poor
Read 39.6
Write 42.8
Mixed 39.1
53% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.36
40% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 26.3
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 26.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 87%
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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 7,576 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $988
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