Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 82.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics48.7% 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 Drive122% 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory6.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime12.7 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:14
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$359
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 393
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 657
98% 656 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R9 290X
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
48.7% Average
Lighting 134
Reflection 119
Parallax 173
46% 142 fps
MRender 97.9
Gravity 132
Splatting 132
51% 121 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
300GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 506
Mixed 509
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 13.3
116% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 12.8
93% 214 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 98%
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 240GB-$141
61GB free
Firmware: OC34L5TA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 809
Write 629
Mixed 257
124% 565 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 17.8
128% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 17.2
95% 220 MB/s
Poor: 99%
This bench: 122%
Great: 148%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$99
666GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 96.5
Write 105
Mixed 108
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.41
107% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$210
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 30.6
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 25.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 124%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,294
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