Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics97.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive311% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 04 '19 at 22:36
Run Duration308 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
67.1% Good
1-Core 119
2-Core 233
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 423
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Lighting 367
Reflection 298
Parallax 409
97% 358 fps
MRender 359
Gravity 357
Splatting 220
99% 312 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$103
253GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1162 1002 834 860 832 853 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
311% Outstanding
Read 2,436
Write 2,033
Mixed 1,593
SusWrite 924
390% 1,746 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 88.3
305% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,556
DQ Write 1,292
DQ Mixed 1,355
1,034% 1,401 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 311%
Great: 337%
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB-$203
122GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 318 319 326 318 327 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 436
Write 334
Mixed 284
SusWrite 316
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 39.9
149% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 172
167% 266 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 101%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$73
207GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 300 297 291 293 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 441
Mixed 388
SusWrite 312
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 58.8
195% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 312
242% 330 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 114%
Great: 124%
Generic- SD/MMC/MS PRO 64GB
15GB free, PID 0153
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 18 0 3.1 21 22 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Read 38.8
Write 21.5
Mixed 26
SusWrite 14.9
32% 25.3 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 4.7
298% 5.27 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$133
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 27
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 22.7
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 88%
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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 18,441 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: $1,201
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