Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics35.9% 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 Drive72.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 28 '17 at 19:04
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 538
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 540
81% 538 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 580-$450
EVGA(3842 1584) 3GB
CLim: 772 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
35.9% Below average
Lighting 155
Reflection 111
Parallax 101
42% 122 fps
MRender 88.7
Gravity 64.9
Splatting 73.5
31% 75.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
382GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 517
Write 406
Mixed 414
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 13.6
89% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 37.3
DQ Mixed 14.4
16% 26.5 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 33.4
106% 37 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 42.7
SC Mixed 30.7
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
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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 992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME - $440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,795
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HDDRAMUSB
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