Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics9.47% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive93.8% 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 (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateMay 13 '18 at 13:20
Run Duration233 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-6600K-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 439
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 451
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 422
67% 450 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4901
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
9.47% Terrible
Lighting 22.2
Reflection 31.1
Parallax 25.5
7% 26.3 fps
MRender 23.1
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 37.6
11% 27.7 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.47%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$90
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 387
Mixed 433
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 26.4
118% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 88.5
133% 250 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 117%
ADATA HV620 1TB
511GB free, PID a31a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 93.6
Write 91
Mixed 59.7
101% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.2
56% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.4% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 22.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 20.5
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 116%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 15,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,164
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