Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive53.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 12:36
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$302
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 466
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 799
MC Mixed 743
110% 738 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1445 MHz, MLim: 860 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Lighting 215
Reflection 187
Parallax 303
76% 235 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 226
Splatting 137
69% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$32
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 97 58 74 58 38 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 480
Write 306
Mixed 116
SusWrite 75.8
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 18.6
4K Mixed 1.7
67% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 188
166% 244 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 53.8%
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 @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.4% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 20.5
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 22.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.4%
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 15,166 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: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,192
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HDDRAMUSB
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