Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
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 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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive198% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160325
Uptime6.6 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 02:33
Run Duration181 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 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 i7-6700K-$328
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 424
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 649
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 698
104% 696 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 300
Parallax 311
96% 306 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 286
Splatting 228
103% 240 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
341GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 412
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 29.1
168% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.3
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 134
88% 100 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 115%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$65
20GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 514
Write 364
Mixed 411
95% 430 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 4.63
120% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 4.52
26% 57.1 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 82%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$586
15GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,550
Write 1,081
Mixed 1,263
288% 1,298 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 33.9
206% 83 MB/s
DQ Read 50.3
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 230
176% 225 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 198%
Great: 268%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64AZ-2G3A2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 26.8
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 27.6
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
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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 12,516 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,174
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