Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 85.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive82.2% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.3 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 11:45
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$265
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 415
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 670
MC Mixed 659
96% 640 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1435 MHz, MLim: 830 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Lighting 3.4
Reflection 179
Parallax 286
33% 156 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 218
Splatting 130
72% 165 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$33
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 87 73 72 73 22 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 465
Write 377
Mixed 357
SusWrite 107
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 33
142% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 193
180% 277 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 82.2%
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 (55th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 26.6
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 28.6
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 105%
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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 15,682 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: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,076
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