Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 70.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics108% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '21 at 21:35
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 19%
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 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$268
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Memory 96.5
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 161
72% 115 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 320
37% 283 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.79
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 131
Reflection 144
Parallax 133
106% 136 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 140
Splatting 121
111% 128 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC11.0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 517
Write 416
Mixed 212
84% 382 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42
149% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 70.1
DQ Mixed 59
82% 158 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
58GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 110 113 112 112 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 184
Write 144
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 111
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 115%
Seagate Ultra Slim PL 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 124 121 121 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 150
Write 134
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 122
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
218% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 69%
Seagate BUP BK 5TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 126 125 125 126 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
60% Good
Read 83.7
Write 90.2
Mixed 72
SusWrite 124
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.9
220% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 60%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 29.9
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 29.8
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 9,371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,136
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