Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 89.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics112% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive261% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime8.5 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:48
Run Duration316 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i7-7700K-$285
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 132
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 419
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 732
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1805 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 371
Reflection 317
Parallax 391
117% 360 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 321
Splatting 216
108% 249 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
236GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
261% Outstanding
Read 2,000
Write 1,690
Mixed 1,587
392% 1,759 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 62.5
212% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 132
134% 223 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 261%
Great: 313%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$64
264GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
34.7% Below average
Read 60.9
Write 59.6
Mixed 59
45% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.5
120% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
32GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
25.7% Poor
Read 46.4
Write 42.9
Mixed 40.9
33% 43.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.32
73% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 43%
SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB
7GB free, PID 5571
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
12% Very poor
Read 35.9
Write 5.96
Mixed 9.12
16% 17 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 1.01
100% 2.19 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 12%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 31.4
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 29.7
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 44.6
90% 44.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 101%
Great: 130%
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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 11,978 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 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,287
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