Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics118% 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 Drive259% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:53
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 519
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 814
MC Mixed 774
115% 767 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 104%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 1996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1656 MHz, MLim: 1977 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 388
Reflection 345
Parallax 380
119% 371 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 346
Splatting 240
118% 271 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 118%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$99
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1020 1141 1045 941 990 956 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 1,929
Write 1,215
Mixed 808
SusWrite 1,015
276% 1,242 MB/s
4K Read 55.8
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 69.1
274% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,232
DQ Write 384
DQ Mixed 569
482% 728 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 259%
Great: 236%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
152GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 102 102 101 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 128
Write 128
Mixed 78
SusWrite 101
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$157
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 42
MC Mixed 34.4
111% 39 GB/s
SC Read 24
SC Write 45.5
SC Mixed 35.1
100% 34.9 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 111%
Great: 109%
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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 10,919 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 - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,169
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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