Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive75.3% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 14:50
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i7-7700K-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 149
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 566
QC Float 596
QC Mixed 554
130% 572 Pts
MC Int 754
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 810
120% 805 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
MSI(1462 2740) 2GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
37.5% Below average
Lighting 110
Reflection 86.2
Parallax 141
37% 113 fps
MRender 60.8
Gravity 93.4
Splatting 89.9
34% 81.4 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$110
7GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 500
Write 178
Mixed 222
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 16
130% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 15.4
54% 118 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 78%
Patriot Memory 16GB
10GB free, PID 5200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
34.5% Below average
Read 179
Write 20.8
Mixed 39.6
72% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 9.66
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.04
57% 3.43 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
86.5% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 26.5
86% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 34.6
SC Mixed 27.6
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 96%
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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 8,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,236
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