Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 13:06
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
92% Outstanding
SC Int 152
SC Float 158
SC Mixed 155
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 424
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 542
MC Mixed 516
78% 524 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 92%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 318
Reflection 299
Parallax 349
102% 322 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 294
Splatting 223
104% 241 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
125GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
238% Outstanding
Read 2,439
Write 1,195
Mixed 1,314
362% 1,649 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 49.7
205% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 45.8
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 20.8
41% 78.6 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 238%
Great: 234%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$18
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 96.1
Mixed 97.5
73% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.43
107% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
80.5% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 24.8
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 104%
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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 11,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,129
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $104
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $100
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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