Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
7 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:03
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$313
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 452
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 712
106% 706 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 164
Parallax 256
70% 210 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 166
Splatting 180
66% 159 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
385GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 133
Write 131
Mixed 125
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.1% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 20.8
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 23
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 109%
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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 8,093 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 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,277
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