Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 193%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 134%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics173% 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 Drive88.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151211
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '17 at 00:45
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-6700K-$299
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 555
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 711
MC Float 810
MC Mixed 776
114% 765 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 109%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$770
Gigabyte(1458 374D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 564
Reflection 562
Parallax 593
178% 573 fps
MRender 287
Gravity 549
Splatting 316
169% 384 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 173%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$330
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 510
Write 353
Mixed 358
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 25.2
148% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 46.7
DQ Write 86.7
DQ Mixed 24.3
30% 52.6 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 126%
Intel 900P Optane NVMe PCIe 280GB-$270
191GB free
Firmware: 0325 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
479% Outstanding
Read 2,478
Write 2,086
Mixed 2,342
514% 2,302 MB/s
4K Read 244
4K Write 227
4K Mixed 158
692% 210 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 962
DQ Mixed 478
505% 833 MB/s
Poor: 262%
This bench: 479%
Great: 535%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.2
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 33.6
109% 38.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.5
SC Write 45.7
SC Mixed 33.1
97% 34.1 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
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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 12,181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,196
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