Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 78.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.8% 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 Drive72.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '19 at 14:30
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
78.4% Very good
1-Core 133
2-Core 260
93% 196 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 727
73% 581 Pts
64-Core 716
48% 716 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1440 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.2.1
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 191
Parallax 306
60% 238 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 218
Splatting 137
55% 169 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$30
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900106
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 71 60 62 75 51 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 323
Write 383
Mixed 354
SusWrite 87.4
65% 287 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 31.7
136% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 189
171% 260 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$119
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 28.8
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 28.3
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 50.9
78% 50.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
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 18,472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,200
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