Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 94.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics35.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive78.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 18:13
Run Duration375 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 489
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 499
75% 499 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$135
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 93
Parallax 103
34% 104 fps
MRender 76.9
Gravity 101
Splatting 77.9
37% 85.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
128GB free
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 514
Write 318
Mixed 351
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 10.4
100% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 47.5
84% 169 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 82%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
316GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 102
Write 125
Mixed 131
91% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 105%
WD My Book 1230 2TB
281GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
37.9% Below average
Read 86.8
Write 87.6
Mixed 77
107% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.23
78% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 58%
WD My Book 1TB
256GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
20.5% Poor
Read 36.9
Write 37.2
Mixed 22.6
40% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.28
88% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 21%
WD Elements 1TB
220GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
14.4% Very poor
Read 33
Write 31.9
Mixed 5.65
27% 23.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.11
33% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 43%
WD Elements 1TB
214GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
Read 37.3
Write 38.4
Mixed 35.7
48% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.22
64% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.7% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 14.5
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 12.2
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.7%
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 8,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,219
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