Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics20.3% 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 Drive186% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII GENE  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 11 '16 at 19:31
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i7-6700-$297
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
SC Int 104
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 430
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 585
MC Float 667
MC Mixed 630
94% 627 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K2200-$440
Nvidia(10DE 1097) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1124 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 353.30
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
20.3% Poor
Lighting 65.4
Reflection 42.3
Parallax 59.2
20% 55.6 fps
MRender 48.8
Gravity 58.3
Splatting 36.9
21% 48 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.3%
Great: 22%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB-$356
332GB free
Firmware: 01F0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
186% Outstanding
Read 1,576
Write 1,001
Mixed 1,239
282% 1,272 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 30.5
197% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 41.9
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 182
118% 132 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 186%
Great: 245%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$154
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.5% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.7
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 16.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 88%
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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 GENE Builds (Compare 1,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,150
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HDDRAMUSB
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