Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime22.2 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 20:18
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 485
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 509
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 697
MC Float 793
MC Mixed 755
112% 748 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 184
Parallax 203
64% 199 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 195
Splatting 128
69% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 161
Mixed 135
117% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 5.35
4K Mixed 0.8
210% 2.22 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$191
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2472 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 26
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 34
SC Mixed 27.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 56
72% 56 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 103%
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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 14,149 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,214
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