Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 89.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive81.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '19 at 14:12
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$278
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Memory 95.9
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 703
74% 578 Pts
64-Core 728
49% 728 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1420 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Lighting 213
Reflection 189
Parallax 301
56% 234 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 219
Splatting 136
60% 168 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$27
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 73 67 68 49 71 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 492
Write 213
Mixed 245
SusWrite 89.4
57% 260 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 32.9
142% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 188
175% 271 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 27.1
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 29.4
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 5,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,236
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HDDRAMUSB
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