Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics122% 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 Drive85.6% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 11:59
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 468
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 485
73% 486 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$545
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 392
Reflection 377
Parallax 389
121% 386 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 374
Splatting 238
124% 283 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 122%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LX 256GB-$129
137GB free
Firmware: N0307A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 283
Mixed 370
85% 386 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 34
133% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 75.2
109% 204 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 97%
Corsair Neutron 256GB-$250
132GB free
Firmware: M306 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 485
Write 334
Mixed 450
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 26.3
112% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 81.9
112% 208 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 95%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$179
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 150
Write 168
Mixed 155
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.23
114% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 3600 C17 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.5% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.1
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 119%
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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 8,614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,255
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