Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.9% 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)
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 (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMar 27 '20 at 02:20
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.6% Good
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 198
70% 148 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 628
60% 483 Pts
64-Core 614
41% 614 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$380
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 180
Parallax 195
49% 188 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 180
Splatting 129
51% 155 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,213
Write 2,083
Mixed 1436
425% 1,911 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 74
253% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 962
DQ Write 696
DQ Mixed 837
623% 832 MB/s
Poor: 173% Great: 289%
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB
413GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 38 37 38 38 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
15.8% Very poor
Read 37
Write 37.5
Mixed 26.2
SusWrite 37.4
47% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 15.8%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 26.4
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 24.1
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 104%
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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 21,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,211
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HDDRAMUSB
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