Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive81.6% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '19 at 14:09
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
1-Core 132
2-Core 260
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 722
75% 588 Pts
64-Core 720
48% 720 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1420 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 188
Parallax 302
59% 235 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 220
Splatting 136
55% 169 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$30
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 177 52 26 73 35 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 468
Write 267
Mixed 360
SusWrite 89.2
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 33.6
144% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 191
177% 273 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 81.6%
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 @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 27.2
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 37.6
SC Mixed 28.9
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 96%
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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