Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.5 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 11:37
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
76.8% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 252
86% 185 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 653
67% 530 Pts
64-Core 658
44% 658 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1410 MHz, MLim: 830 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 184
Parallax 298
60% 237 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 228
Splatting 135
59% 157 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 72 71 50 70 34 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 468
Write 311
Mixed 364
SusWrite 108
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 34.6
147% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 189
178% 276 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 84%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 26.3
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 34.6
SC Mixed 28.9
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 104%
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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 19,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: $1,213
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