Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 98.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive96.6% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20151110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 14 '16 at 13:47
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$272
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Memory 97.1
1-Core 144
2-Core 284
100% 175 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 772
85% 655 Pts
64-Core 766
51% 766 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6472
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 193
Parallax 211
57% 208 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 204
Splatting 138
57% 166 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 495
Mixed 495
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 24.3
146% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 32.7
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 26.1
34% 57.7 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
56.3% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 15.6
52% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 19.1
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 4,641 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,241
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