Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive101% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160829
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '16 at 22:39
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i5-6600K-$206
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
54.1% Above average
SC Int 87
SC Float 98.2
SC Mixed 93.5
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 236
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 386
59% 391 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$120
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.19
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 106
33% 94.6 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 102
Splatting 77.8
37% 87 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
117GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 415
Mixed 416
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 27.7
150% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 49.6
94% 190 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$72
752GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 141
Write 129
Mixed 131
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.23
88% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 107%
Maxtor STM3500320AS 500GB
122GB free
Firmware: MX15 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 70.9
Write 69.1
Mixed 66.4
52% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.36
98% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 57%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
13GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Read 71.7
Write 61.1
Mixed 62.8
49% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.34
108% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$210
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
69.7% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 23.5
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 75.7
53% 75.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,277
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