Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics28.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateApr 06 '21 at 10:40
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 91.1
1-Core 130
2-Core 256
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 510
69% 508 Pts
64-Core 512
34% 512 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
28.8% Poor
Lighting 36.6
Reflection 38.6
Parallax 34.8
30% 36.7 fps
MRender 32.8
Gravity 35
Splatting 31
28% 32.9 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 46 49 51 50 49 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 34% Great: 73%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
89GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 102 104 104 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 169
Write 153
Mixed 104
SusWrite 103
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.2% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.5
44% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.2
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 91%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 10,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,300
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $102SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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