Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 11:27
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 545
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 551
82% 551 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 309
Parallax 317
99% 316 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 296
Splatting 233
105% 246 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$53
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP4OA3GC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 60 56 51 45 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 124
Write 108
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 56.4
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSA.8FAR BLS4G4D240FSC.8FBD BLS4G4D240FSA.8FAR BLS4G4D240FSC.8FBD 16GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
85.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 28.9
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 86%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 86%
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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 14,067 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: $1,204
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