Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 76.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics17.9% 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)
Boot Drive35.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 06:52
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Memory 90
1-Core 119
2-Core 207
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 532
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 531
36% 531 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
PNY(196E 0995) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.9% Very poor
Lighting 20.2
Reflection 24.7
Parallax 27.9
16% 24.3 fps
MRender 30.1
Gravity 23.3
Splatting 22.7
20% 25.4 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD 128GB-$84
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 80 81 95 78 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Read 435
Write 92.9
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 80.6
38% 174 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 9.2
4K Mixed 7.9
42% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.6
DQ Write 9.5
DQ Mixed 11.7
11% 18.3 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 55%
Crucial MX300 525GB-$265
218GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 473 309 250 252 253 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 433
Write 479
Mixed 382
SusWrite 322
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 40.2
147% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 328
246% 329 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$94
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 20.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 17.9
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 10,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,229
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