Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.7% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:04
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 485
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 518
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 495
MC Float 566
MC Mixed 548
80% 537 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 100%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$175
PNY(196E 11D8) 3GB
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2242 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 195
Parallax 213
67% 209 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 208
Splatting 173
78% 182 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
444GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
264% Outstanding
Read 1,841
Write 1,343
Mixed 1,238
327% 1,474 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 45.7
226% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 813
DQ Mixed 266
382% 717 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 264%
Great: 285%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
46GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 407
Mixed 422
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 27.1
143% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 25.1
34% 58.3 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 28
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 33.4
SC Mixed 26.1
74% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 77%
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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 8,240 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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