Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 12:18
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 466
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 747
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1445 MHz, MLim: 880 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 189
Parallax 308
78% 239 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 230
Splatting 138
70% 160 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$36
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 20 30 73 71 72 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 475
Write 356
Mixed 351
SusWrite 94.3
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 32.5
135% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 187
175% 270 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 94%
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 (59th percentile)
93% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 35.2
MC Mixed 26.3
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 29.8
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93%
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 15,247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,186
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