Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics77.2% 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 Drive34.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime11.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 08:56
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$209
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 109
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 118
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 370
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 345
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 365
55% 366 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
77.2% Very good
Lighting 248
Reflection 210
Parallax 249
77% 236 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 220
Splatting 175
78% 181 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$53
31GB free
Firmware: Z3311000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 484
Write 85.1
Mixed 97.9
48% 222 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 9.87
4K Mixed 3.56
32% 9.46 MB/s
DQ Read 15.8
DQ Write 13.1
DQ Mixed 3.37
6% 10.8 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 53%
OCZ VERTEX2 60GB
7GB free
Firmware: 1.11 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
17.7% Very poor
Read 109
Write 26.1
Mixed 37.2
12% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 8.7
4K Write 25.4
4K Mixed 6.75
35% 13.6 MB/s
DQ Read 15.1
DQ Write 42.3
DQ Mixed 19.5
18% 25.6 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 42%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$96
103GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 89.9
Write 128
Mixed 77.2
73% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.48
120% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 83%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$76
86GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Read 64.5
Write 52.8
Mixed 56.2
44% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.14
61% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.7
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 20.5
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 108%
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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 10,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,315
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