Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 86.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics125% 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 Drive336% 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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 06:53
Run Duration244 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 i5-6600K-$237
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 443
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 454
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
EVGA(3842 1071) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 357
Reflection 288
Parallax 364
111% 336 fps
MRender 355
Gravity 357
Splatting 219
135% 310 fps
Poor: 107%
This bench: 125%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$147
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1455 1136 772 776 778 774 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
336% Outstanding
Read 2,640
Write 2,463
Mixed 1,887
SusWrite 948
444% 1,984 MB/s
4K Read 70.9
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 101
336% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,676
DQ Write 1,396
DQ Mixed 1,538
1,152% 1,537 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 336%
Great: 344%
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB-$203
113GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 337 332 329 330 327 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 459
Write 337
Mixed 297
SusWrite 333
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43
162% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 174
166% 262 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 102%
Great: 100%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$46
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 303 301 302 301 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 478
Mixed 416
SusWrite 319
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 64.5
218% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 311
235% 315 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 121%
Great: 124%
Generic- SD/MMC/MS PRO 64GB
15GB free, PID 0153
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 22 18 0 3.6 22 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
17.8% Very poor
Read 39
Write 21.5
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 14.9
32% 25.4 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 4.1
247% 4.77 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 28.4
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 24.2
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 87%
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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 13,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,181
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