Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (3rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 97 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 11.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Boot Drive42.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (97%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory29.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 15:11
Run Duration339 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 97%

 PC Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$185
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.8% Very poor
1-Core 24.9
2-Core 44.8
17% 34.8 Pts
4-Core 43.8
8-Core 65.5
7% 54.7 Pts
64-Core 91.3
6% 91.3 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 11.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 7.7 27 4.1 31 2.7 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
42.5% Average
Read 316
Write 399
Mixed 220
SusWrite 18
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 30.8
4K Mixed 11.3
51% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 303
227% 304 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 237%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
146GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 8.2 27 3.4 31 2.7 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
35.9% Below average
Read 298
Write 238
Mixed 208
SusWrite 17.8
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 13.2
4K Write 19.5
4K Mixed 9.9
43% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 214
164% 222 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 114%
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
214GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.1 1.2 3.3 0.4 3.8 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 85%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
235GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 7.9 26 3.4 30 2.7 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
16.7% Very poor
Read 8.8
Write 58.1
Mixed 7.9
SusWrite 17.5
5% 23.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 9.8
23% 9.83 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 135
111% 159 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 97%
WD Re 2TB-$42
642GB free
Firmware: 00.0NA02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 8.3 24 3.2 28 2.7 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.5% Very poor
Read 23.3
Write 16
Mixed 13.1
SusWrite 16.5
13% 17.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
44% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 11.5%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$36
176GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 9.5 25 3.4 30 2.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
8.26% Terrible
Read 11
Write 14.2
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 17.4
10% 13.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 8.26%
Great: 114%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
486GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 4.1 26 4 30 3.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
9.42% Terrible
Read 15.3
Write 19.5
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 17.5
16% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
26% 0.17 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 9.42%
Great: 106%
WD Re 2TB-$42
628GB free
Firmware: 00.0NA02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 7.6 24 3.2 29 2.7 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
21% Poor
Read 56.4
Write 90.3
Mixed 13
SusWrite 16.5
32% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.1
39% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 21%
Great: 83%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
438GB free
Firmware: 0909
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 9.1 27 3.3 30 2.8 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
8.4% Terrible
Read 11.4
Write 15.3
Mixed 15
SusWrite 17.6
11% 14.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
41% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 8.4%
Great: 104%
SanDisk Cruzer Force 64GB
28GB free, PID 557d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.3 2.8 4.3 2.3 4.4 2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
5.44% Terrible
Read 16.6
Write 5.5
Mixed 10.2
SusWrite 3.7
10% 9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
42% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.44%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 32GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
39.4% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 18.8
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 4.1
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 5.5
15% 5.4 GB/s
Latency 223
18% 223 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 109%
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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 20,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: $1,200
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HDDRAMUSB
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