Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.5% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 01 '21 at 23:36
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$188
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Memory 94.1
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 509
69% 507 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.5% Above average
Lighting 65.2
Reflection 74
Parallax 84.4
53% 74.5 fps
MRender 63.4
Gravity 58.9
Splatting 44.5
48% 55.6 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 47 51 50 51 51 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 128% Great: 239%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$80
174GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 106 108 108 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 152
Write 136
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 107
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.6
167% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 106%
WD Black 6TB (2016)-$249
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 162 171 170 169 164 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 165
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 167
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 121%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 39.1
MC Write 43.3
MC Mixed 35.7
112% 39.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 41.3
SC Mixed 30.4
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 9,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,182
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