Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics19.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime7.5 Days
Run DateJan 04 '19 at 16:54
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
73.9% Very good
1-Core 129
2-Core 230
86% 179 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 651
68% 531 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$113
Asus(1043 85D2) 2GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.35
Relative performance (0th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Lighting 77.7
Reflection 67.6
Parallax 69
20% 71.4 fps
MRender 57.4
Gravity 74.9
Splatting 57
20% 63.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,001
Write 1,471
Mixed 1,131
339% 1534 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 82.4
274% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 1,411
DQ Mixed 1009
815% 1,132 MB/s
Poor: 162% Great: 274%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB-$25
156GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 100 99 99 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 98
Write 93.2
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 98.8
64% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$141
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 18.7
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 18.2
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 122%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 17,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,166
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HDDRAMUSB
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