Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive84.1% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160829
Uptime6.4 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 12:46
Run Duration252 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
69.6% Good
SC Int 103
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 328
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 488
70% 466 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 190
Reflection 74.8
Parallax 16.1
39% 93.6 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 177
Splatting 139
64% 151 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 518
Write 227
Mixed 336
79% 360 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 36.1
148% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 36.2
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 90.1
73% 98.7 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 126%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 16GB
11GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
7.01% Terrible
Read 21.6
Write 9.81
Mixed 7.81
14% 13.1 MB/s
4K Read 7.25
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.008
28% 2.42 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.01%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 3x8GB
3 of 4 slots used
24GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
50.5% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 13.4
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 81.5
49% 81.5 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 98%
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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 10,742 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 - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,176
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