Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.84% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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
18 months ago, 18 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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
78.6% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 454
61% 446 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 95%
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 (94th percentile)
6.84% Terrible
Lighting 22.2
Reflection 31.1
Parallax 25.5
6% 26.3 fps
MRender 23.1
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 37.6
8% 27.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.84%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$100
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th 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: 61%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 117%
ADATA HV620 1TB
511GB free, PID a31a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th 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: 44%
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 (6th 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: 69%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 121%
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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 18,946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,195
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