Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 91.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% 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 Drive117% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME  (all builds)
Memory60.5 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 06 '16 at 10:47
Run Duration310 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 125
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 450
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 731
MC Mixed 708
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
Asus(1043 8594) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7270
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 458
Reflection 403
Parallax 414
132% 425 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 431
Splatting 251
122% 305 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 134%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$215
410GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 486
Mixed 511
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 46.6
173% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 170
175% 286 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 118%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$215
410GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 486
Mixed 506
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 45.7
166% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 169
176% 288 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 117%
Great: 123%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
237GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 156% Great: 276%
Corsair Voyager VEGA 16GB
12GB free, PID 1a14
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 198
Write 7.71
Mixed 12.3
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.05
50% 4.2 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$430
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.8
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 24
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 75%
Great: 155%
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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 EXTREME Builds (Compare 706 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,711
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