Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory22.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateDec 26 '18 at 04:18
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
100% 214 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 564
76% 560 Pts
64-Core 562
38% 562 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
43.9% Average
Lighting 179
Reflection 176
Parallax 190
47% 181 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 149
Splatting 123
44% 141 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 480GB-$180
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01.4
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,558
Write 11,227
Mixed 9,354
2,182% 9713 MB/s
4K Read 619
4K Write 536
4K Mixed 553
1,930% 569 MB/s
DQ Read 2,339
DQ Write 2,203
DQ Mixed 2,290
1,713% 2277 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 97%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 174 156 157 154 167 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 80.5
Write 44.3
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 162
57% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
399% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 110%
Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB-$97
232GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 84 83 84 83 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 86.3
Write 64.3
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 83.6
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 55%
Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB
279GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 63 65 65 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 72.3
Write 65.5
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 63.7
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.3
127% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.7
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 33.8
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 32.8
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 54.5
74% 54.5 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
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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 19,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,223
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