Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 92.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateJul 08 '17 at 22:43
Run Duration381 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$220
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 487
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 487
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 219
Reflection 189
Parallax 209
67% 205 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 202
Splatting 132
71% 164 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
375GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 503
Write 341
Mixed 299
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 13.4
121% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 39.9
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 12.8
25% 47.9 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 84%
PNY USB3.0FD 32GB
25GB free, PID 00ea
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
Read 90.5
Write 6.87
Mixed 13.8
31% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.01
39% 3.5 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 17%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 16GB
14GB free, PID a815
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
5.19% Terrible
Read 17.4
Write 4.67
Mixed 5.28
9% 9.12 MB/s
4K Read 6.91
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.007
26% 2.31 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.19%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 26.1
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 26.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 116%
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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 9,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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 - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,333
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