Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.8% 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 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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
70.7% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 228
86% 179 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 642
65% 516 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 91%
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 (70th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Lighting 221
Reflection 203
Parallax 215
57% 213 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 215
Splatting 166
57% 177 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 334 364 296 292 278 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th 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: 76%
This bench: 80%
Great: 129%
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 (50th 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 (20th 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: 48%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 96%
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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 18,483 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,212
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HDDRAMUSB
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