Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics127% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime7.5 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 09:09
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Memory 92.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 249
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 622
68% 527 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
127% Outstanding
Lighting 511
Reflection 426
Parallax 557
134% 498 fps
MRender 401
Gravity 440
Splatting 248
127% 363 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 127%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2431
Write 1,725
Mixed 877
369% 1,678 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 70.5
250% 95.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 1,124
DQ Mixed 995
792% 1,104 MB/s
Poor: 173% Great: 360%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
72GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 166 146 177 126 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 159
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 145
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
62.9% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 21.4
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 5,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,234
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Intel Core i7-9700K $300Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
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