Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 82.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.4 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 11:41
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 394
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 684
MC Mixed 652
96% 642 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1425 MHz, MLim: 830 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 186
Parallax 302
79% 239 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 230
Splatting 136
70% 159 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$32
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 135 65 84 73 68 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 483
Write 250
Mixed 364
SusWrite 101
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 34
144% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 189
178% 276 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$116
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 26.5
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 28.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 57%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 15,707 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,179
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