Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80% 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '19 at 01:34
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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-$302
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 390
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 721
MC Mixed 681
97% 649 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 221
Reflection 203
Parallax 215
68% 213 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 215
Splatting 166
76% 177 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$56
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 334 364 296 292 278 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 305
Write 252
Mixed 249
SusWrite 304
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 33.7
127% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 192
155% 220 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 80%
Great: 125%
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB
3GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.3 2.1 2.8 2.5 3.2 3.3 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
4.15% Terrible
Read 18.2
Write 11.3
Mixed 10
SusWrite 2.7
13% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
14% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.15%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
67.9% Good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 20.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 22.6
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 99%
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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 15,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,214
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