Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161227
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 19:11
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 119
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 378
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 568
83% 557 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 300
Reflection 273
Parallax 315
94% 296 fps
Gravity 286
Splatting 199
107% 243 fps
Poor: 58% Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB-$457
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8EV10171 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 725
Write 939
Mixed 578
167% 747 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 56.1
248% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,560
DQ Write 953
DQ Mixed 1,028
827% 1,180 MB/s
Poor: 124% Great: 232%
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB-$225
101GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 417 455 469 473 443 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 456
Mixed 436
SusWrite 448
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 47.5
155% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 346
259% 345 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
52.1% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 18.4
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 52.1%
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 14,155 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 - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,206
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $145SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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