Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 88.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive122% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateMar 05 '20 at 18:42
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Memory 91.3
1-Core 125
2-Core 242
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 652
72% 557 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.1% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 178
Parallax 195
50% 188 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 186
Splatting 123
52% 154 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 1TB
195GB free
Firmware: EMT41B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 435 385 398 439 408 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 451
Mixed 415
SusWrite 399
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.8
226% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 358
268% 357 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 130%
Great: 130%
Samsung MZNLN256HMHQ-000H1 256GB
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAV21H3Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 299 305 303 299 301 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 467
Mixed 376
SusWrite 302
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.8
216% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 352
266% 357 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 122%
Great: 116%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$75
302GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 107 110 110 110 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 89
SusWrite 108
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 84%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$75
330GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 92 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 106
Write 85.2
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 90.9
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSB.8FBD G.SKILL F4-2133C15-4GNT BLS4G4D240FSC.8FBD CT4G4DFS8213.C8FADP 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
74.6% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.2
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 23.1
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
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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 24,223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,241
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