Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
Run History
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 (70th 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
71% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 443
61% 443 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Lighting 357
Reflection 288
Parallax 364
92% 336 fps
MRender 355
Gravity 357
Splatting 219
99% 310 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
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 (96th 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: 209%
This bench: 336%
Great: 336%
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: 48%
This bench: 102%
Great: 101%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
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: 79%
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 (50th 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: 10%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$139
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th 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: 46%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 88%
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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 17,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,208
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