Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 91.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics10.1% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive83.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 04:45
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$302
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 448
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 665
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
10.1% Very poor
Lighting 25.1
Reflection 31.5
Parallax 27
8% 27.9 fps
MRender 25.8
Gravity 22.6
Splatting 38.5
12% 29 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.1%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 212 138 185 193 173 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 370
Write 384
Mixed 248
SusWrite 184
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 40.3
151% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 146
136% 211 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 116%
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
91GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 188 240 144 108 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Read 342
Write 387
Mixed 291
SusWrite 167
67% 297 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 40.5
146% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 171
134% 183 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 104%
Seagate ST3300831AS 300GB
159GB free
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 51 51 51 50 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
29.4% Poor
Read 51.7
Write 13.5
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 50.5
28% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 36%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
191GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 102 102 102 97 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
58% Above average
Read 102
Write 93.7
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 100
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
93% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 26.8
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 34.6
SC Mixed 25.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93%
Great: 109%
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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 14,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,221
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