Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 93.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive47.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 11:41
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 463
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 726
MC Mixed 692
103% 687 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
71.5% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 161
Parallax 275
74% 218 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 183
Splatting 182
70% 165 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$183
60GB free
Firmware: X35510RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 425
Write 234
Mixed 175
61% 278 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 15.8
111% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 39.9
85% 180 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 104%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 525ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 166
Write 151
Mixed 120
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 9.98
87% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 34.6
58% 114 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 31.7
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 40.6
SC Mixed 29.1
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
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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 13,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,187
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HDDRAMUSB
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