Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 145%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics136% 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 Drive297% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 08:19
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd 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-$295
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 545
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 802
MC Mixed 762
113% 754 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Lighting 432
Reflection 401
Parallax 430
133% 421 fps
MRender 256
Gravity 427
Splatting 263
138% 315 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 136%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$88
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1330 307 306 305 305 307 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
297% Outstanding
Read 2,521
Write 1,462
Mixed 1077
SusWrite 477
305% 1,384 MB/s
4K Read 72.7
4K Write 245
4K Mixed 102
370% 140 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 1,421
DQ Mixed 1,012
818% 1,137 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 297%
Great: 274%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
90GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 296 313 313 313 314 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 467
Mixed 400
SusWrite 324
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 68
236% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 130%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
80GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 417 477 484 484 485 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 486
Mixed 411
SusWrite 462
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 69.4
237% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 138%
Great: 133%
Sandisk Extreme 31GB
26GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 97 94 95 94 94 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 40.9
MC Write 44.9
MC Mixed 31.4
112% 39.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 48.2
SC Mixed 34.1
101% 35.3 GB/s
Latency 43.7
92% 43.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 112%
Great: 121%
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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 10,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,171
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HDDRAMUSB
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