Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 73%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive82% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 11:56
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$281
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
73% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 236
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 659
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 661
44% 661 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1460 MHz, MLim: 830 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
31.7% Below average
Lighting 6.4
Reflection 179
Parallax 287
14% 158 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 218
Splatting 130
54% 165 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$30
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 140 71 48 94 73 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 500
Write 219
Mixed 263
SusWrite 88.7
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 33.4
143% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 193
176% 267 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 82%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$109
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 26.4
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 28.1
80% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 54.6
73% 54.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 105%
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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 18,380 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: $1,201
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