Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 97.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics93.3% 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 Drive215% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 07:55
Run Duration101 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 136
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 474
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 675
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 756
111% 742 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1463 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Lighting 448
Reflection 213
Parallax 238
115% 300 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 220
Splatting 150
77% 178 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$110
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
215% Outstanding
Read 1,933
Write 911
Mixed 1,119
290% 1,321 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 49.3
206% 79.2 MB/s
DQ Read 540
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 191
207% 351 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 215%
Great: 239%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$474
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 217
Write 191
Mixed 203
154% 204 MB/s
4K Read 4.61
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.34
279% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 117%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 30.4
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 38.9
SC Mixed 29.5
85% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.9%
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 10,943 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: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,177
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $345Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $148SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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