Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 146%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO
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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 117%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics188% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive175% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 04 '17 at 23:31
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$355
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
SC Int 155
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 157
126% 158 Pts
QC Int 593
QC Float 613
QC Mixed 585
135% 597 Pts
MC Int 788
MC Float 889
MC Mixed 852
126% 843 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 117%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 3002 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
188% Outstanding
Lighting 626
Reflection 581
Parallax 637
195% 615 fps
MRender 300
Gravity 609
Splatting 325
183% 412 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 188%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB-$99
267GB free
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 476
Write 229
Mixed 301
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 16.7
99% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 41.8
90% 186 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 500GB-$99
188GB free
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 498
Write 310
Mixed 280
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 9.22
79% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 45.8
93% 191 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 107%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
97GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 342
Mixed 350
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 23.6
123% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 18.6
91% 209 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 116%
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$100
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Read 1,839
Write 1,030
Mixed 1,369
312% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 23.1
116% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 35.5
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 26.4
37% 64.2 MB/s
Poor: 100%
This bench: 175%
Great: 176%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$118
312GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 101
Write 110
Mixed 112
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.37
100% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3395 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 29.4
104% 36.3 GB/s
SC Read 24
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 32.8
96% 33.7 GB/s
Latency 47.3
85% 47.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 10,879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,169
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