Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.6% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 765 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150706
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 13:50
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 i5-6600-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 447
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 450
67% 449 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
73.6% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 205
Parallax 220
71% 220 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 210
Splatting 164
76% 177 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
541GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 156
Mixed 160
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.24
96% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 25.1
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 25.6
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 97%
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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 8,095 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: $1,272
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