Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 83.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive225% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory28.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 11:12
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$284
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
83.5% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 273
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 708
75% 587 Pts
64-Core 715
48% 715 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1591 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Lighting 227
Reflection 199
Parallax 216
58% 214 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 210
Splatting 140
55% 170 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1157 1058 1010 1004 977 961 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 2,052
Write 1,356
Mixed 855
SusWrite 1,028
294% 1,323 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 61
229% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 91.1
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 175
148% 208 MB/s
Poor: 148%
This bench: 225%
Great: 280%
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$270
144GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 471 462 479 476 477 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 431
Write 154
Mixed 213
SusWrite 473
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.9
187% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 157
124% 170 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 112%
Great: 126%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
405GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 472 463 480 476 478 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 419
Mixed 360
SusWrite 474
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 48.7
173% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 155
148% 228 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 113%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3020 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 37.1
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 29.9
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 30.9
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 100%
Great: 121%
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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 17,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,164
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HDDRAMUSB
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