Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 88.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics114% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateJan 20 '20 at 01:54
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
1-Core 144
2-Core 257
96% 201 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 679
73% 568 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3FF5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Lighting 475
Reflection 378
Parallax 462
125% 438 fps
MRender 372
Gravity 392
Splatting 244
114% 336 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 114%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,938
Write 1,501
Mixed 526
291% 1,322 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 50.9
207% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,050
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 792
686% 1,007 MB/s
Poor: 142% Great: 238%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
215GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 116 85 87 118 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 66.2
Write 90
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 107
53% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
778GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 94 71 99 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 111
Write 94.7
Mixed 63
SusWrite 99.4
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 28.1
94% 33 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 30.3
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.8%
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 21,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: $1,228
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