Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics127% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime10 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:43
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 479
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 714
MC Mixed 676
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
Gigabyte(1458 3717) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 406
Reflection 374
Parallax 436
129% 405 fps
MRender 233
Gravity 389
Splatting 244
126% 289 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 127%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
562GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 137
Write 154
Mixed 137
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.29
110% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
86.7% Excellent
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26.5
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 27.1
SC Mixed 27.7
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 110%
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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 8,239 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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