Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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 Drive99.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 18:56
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
116% 144 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 572
QC Mixed 574
126% 555 Pts
MC Int 716
MC Float 816
MC Mixed 778
115% 770 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 112%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1611 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 353
Reflection 321
Parallax 358
110% 344 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 324
Splatting 205
108% 248 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 109%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$93
132GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 499
Write 229
Mixed 311
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 11.4
124% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 62.1
91% 169 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 75%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
114GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 402
Mixed 413
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 31.1
172% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 48.5
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 30.8
39% 66.1 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 117%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 111
Write 110
Mixed 107
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.2
96% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 183
Mixed 163
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.24
90% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3006 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 31.6
103% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 39
SC Mixed 31.7
89% 31 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
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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 8,238 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: $1,251
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HDDRAMUSB
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