Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics47.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive58.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (13%). 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 @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160325
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 18:28
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 516
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 757
112% 751 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2770) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
47.3% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 101
Parallax 167
44% 132 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 144
Splatting 83.1
50% 113 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$158
890GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 371
Write 319
Mixed 321
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 15.7
76% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 46.6
DQ Mixed 15.1
18% 29.5 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.3
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 25.1
70% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.4%
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 10,886 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: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,169
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