Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics33.1% 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 Drive69.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:16
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-7700K-$288
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 553
QC Float 594
QC Mixed 559
129% 569 Pts
MC Int 747
MC Float 812
MC Mixed 808
118% 789 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$110
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
33.1% Below average
Lighting 105
Reflection 68.6
Parallax 103
32% 92.2 fps
MRender 70.9
Gravity 97.9
Splatting 63.3
34% 77.4 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$130
435GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 359
Write 279
Mixed 266
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 19.3
98% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 16.5
62% 138 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 86%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
562GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 143
Write 140
Mixed 132
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.19
70% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
MC Read 34.3
MC Write 33.8
MC Mixed 24.9
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 28
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 97%
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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 8,143 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 - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,219
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