Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive93.3% 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 07:08
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 543
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 544
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 575
MC Mixed 554
83% 556 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$175
PNY(196E 11D8) 3GB
CLim: 2240 MHz, MLim: 2254 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 61% 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 (81st percentile)
264% Outstanding
Read 1,808
Write 1,336
Mixed 1,227
323% 1,457 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 48.9
226% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 824
DQ Mixed 266
384% 722 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 as expected (44th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 408
Mixed 421
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 25.5
140% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 24.5
58% 114 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.3%
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)
86.6% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 28.2
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 86.6%
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 8,246 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
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Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $52Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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