Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 19:09
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 485
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 808
MC Mixed 748
111% 744 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 100%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 207
Parallax 226
70% 220 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 217
Splatting 142
77% 178 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 506
Write 489
Mixed 398
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 64
220% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
371GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 483 484 491 491 492 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 515
Write 492
Mixed 468
SusWrite 486
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 64.3
218% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 363
273% 366 MB/s
Poor: 68% Great: 111%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$116
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 168 168 170 169 169 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 157
Mixed 59
SusWrite 169
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.2
288% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 112%
SanDisk Gaming Xbox 360 8GB
7GB free, PID 5151
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.4 9.7 10 10 10 9.1 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
5.05% Terrible
Read 12.7
Write 5.5
Mixed 2
SusWrite 9.1
9% 7.33 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
19% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.05%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$83
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 28.2
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 36.5
SC Mixed 27.8
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 98%
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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 15,244 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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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $117Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
HDDRAMUSB
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