Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics80.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive198% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '18 at 06:21
Run Duration225 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 (73rd percentile)
82.6% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 476
65% 474 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Lighting 332
Reflection 298
Parallax 315
87% 315 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 294
Splatting 226
80% 242 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,871
Write 1,166
Mixed 1,178
310% 1,405 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 41.3
143% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 50.4
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 21.2
60% 120 MB/s
Poor: 133%
This bench: 198%
Great: 235%
Patriot Blast 240GB
106GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
59.9% Above average
Read 364
Write 271
Mixed 272
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 9.41
68% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 8.07
60% 141 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 95%
Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 USB 2.0 8GB-$6
6GB free, PID 1642
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
5.62% Terrible
Read 18.1
Write 6.87
Mixed 8.61
12% 11.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.82
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.07
25% 1.98 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.62%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Group Inc. TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
47.7% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 14.3
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 15.5
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 48%
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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 19,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,213
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