Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.6% 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)
Boot Drive300% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 19:32
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Memory 95.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 235
91% 154 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 684
72% 560 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1542 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
54.6% Above average
Lighting 67.5
Reflection 74.3
Parallax 65.9
55% 69.2 fps
MRender 68.2
Gravity 67.6
Splatting 57.7
55% 64.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1447 1035 759 759 758 765 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
300% Outstanding
Read 2,385
Write 2,185
Mixed 1,693
SusWrite 921
402% 1,796 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 87.9
288% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,427
DQ Write 1,221
DQ Mixed 1,344
1,002% 1,331 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 300%
Great: 332%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
910GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 163 162 162 164 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 148
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 163
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$77
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
87% Excellent
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 26.5
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 27.2
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87%
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 9,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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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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