Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 89.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 06:39
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
89.4% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 445
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 696
104% 695 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4998) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 358
Reflection 321
Parallax 355
110% 345 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 319
Splatting 203
107% 245 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$290
931GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 372
Write 326
Mixed 326
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 27.3
124% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 86.8
96% 161 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 119%
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
111GB free
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 477
Write 252
Mixed 331
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 5.58
84% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 5.96
34% 77.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 68%
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
14GB free
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 477
Write 242
Mixed 319
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 5.14
90% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 6.17
34% 77 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 68%
WD WD1501FASS-00U0B 1.5TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 144
Write 133
Mixed 135
104% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.54
155% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 83%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
741GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 108
Write 98.3
Mixed 93.3
75% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.14
59% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 85%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
56GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 92.3
Write 97.5
Mixed 84.8
69% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.3
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 24.2
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.2%
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 8,112 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: $1,261
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