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 as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.4 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 19:15
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 below expectations (40th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 115
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 427
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 718
MC Mixed 685
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86%
Great: 105%
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 272
Parallax 313
94% 295 fps
Gravity 282
Splatting 197
106% 239 fps
Poor: 53% Great: 111%
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 742
Write 934
Mixed 575
168% 751 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 57.1
252% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,545
DQ Write 945
DQ Mixed 1,010
815% 1,167 MB/s
Poor: 124% Great: 232%
Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB-$225
101GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 416 466 470 443 413 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 465
Mixed 444
SusWrite 440
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 47.1
158% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 346
253% 331 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
52.8% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.8%
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 14,052 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 - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,210
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HDDRAMUSB
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