Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.9% 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)
Boot Drive84.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 11:09
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$349
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Memory 96.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 232
88% 150 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 662
68% 536 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1410 MHz, MLim: 625 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
59.9% Above average
Lighting 76
Reflection 71.1
Parallax 93.8
61% 80.3 fps
MRender 51.5
Gravity 76
Splatting 58.8
58% 62.1 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 128 72 73 32 72 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 486
Write 372
Mixed 361
SusWrite 107
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 34.4
146% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 192
178% 275 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 26.5
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 29.5
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 10,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,265
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HDDRAMUSB
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