Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 96.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateApr 15 '18 at 22:43
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$295
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 131
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 474
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 764
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 401
Reflection 378
Parallax 396
124% 392 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 384
Splatting 234
125% 285 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$219
42GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 507
Write 320
Mixed 365
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 15
100% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 57.9
109% 219 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82%
Great: 113%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 498
Write 307
Mixed 375
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 14.4
97% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 57.1
105% 211 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 115%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$89
110GB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 158
Write 134
Mixed 136
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.13
58% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$117
16GB free
Firmware: SD04 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Read 71.6
Write 62.1
Mixed 59.7
48% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.35
86% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$146
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 28.7
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 43.5
SC Mixed 28.8
91% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
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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 10,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,171
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