Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.5% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateAug 21 '17 at 14:57
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-6600K-$206
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 550
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 565
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 583
MC Mixed 563
85% 565 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
62.6% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 178
Parallax 194
59% 187 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 178
Splatting 122
65% 150 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
117GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 417
Mixed 422
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 27
161% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 48
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 26.9
36% 62.5 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
931GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 155
Mixed 142
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.31
93% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$83
764GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 108
Write 111
Mixed 95.6
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.55
104% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$185
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 28.3
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 26.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 88%
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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 8,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,248
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $148
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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