Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive139% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 12:40
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User TWN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 464
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 666
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 712
106% 708 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$195
Gigabyte(1458 3781) 3GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
69% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 181
Parallax 198
64% 197 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 199
Splatting 160
73% 170 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX6000 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$55
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V6005-a9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 959
Write 646
Mixed 692
170% 766 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 29.6
155% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 44
119% 254 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 139%
Great: 152%
OCZ Trion 100 240GB-$138
84GB free
Firmware: SAFM11.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 494
Write 50.3
Mixed 194
53% 246 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 7.4
78% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 35.6
77% 164 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 20.7
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 74%
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 10,932 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,176
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