Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.7% 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 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 (54th 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-$284
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
1-Core 142
2-Core 274
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 742
77% 604 Pts
64-Core 743
50% 743 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1445 MHz, MLim: 860 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Lighting 215
Reflection 187
Parallax 303
60% 235 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 226
Splatting 137
53% 158 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 56%
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 (11th 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: 42%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd 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: 64%
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.

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 17,912 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: $1,207
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