Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (98th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 2 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.8% 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 Drive119% 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.
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151211
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateJan 15 '17 at 16:25
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (98th 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 i5-6400-$177
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 534
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 558
126% 557 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 559
84% 560 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 106%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$135
CLim: 1618 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 126
Reflection 101
Parallax 111
37% 112 fps
MRender 88.2
Gravity 108
Splatting 83.6
40% 93.4 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
108GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 405
Mixed 422
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 48.8
194% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 105
139% 253 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 119%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
577GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 178
Mixed 179
140% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2890 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 33.4
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 41.1
SC Mixed 31
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
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 8,063 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $771
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HDDRAMUSB
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