Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 22:56
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 464
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 791
MC Mixed 748
112% 746 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$700
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 236
Reflection 173
Parallax 274
77% 228 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 175
Splatting 195
70% 170 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$165
268GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 407
Mixed 413
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 26.9
152% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 42.5
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 102
96% 142 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 118%
PNY CS1311 480GB-$150
0GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 367
Write 277
Mixed 274
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 10
88% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 43.1
76% 153 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 41
MC Write 44.6
MC Mixed 30.5
110% 38.7 GB/s
SC Read 23.8
SC Write 48.6
SC Mixed 32.3
100% 34.9 GB/s
Latency 47.1
85% 47.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
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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 9,980 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,246
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