Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 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 80.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 17 '17 at 19:25
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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 i7-6700K-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 121
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 381
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 594
84% 557 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Asus(1043 851A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
62.5% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 169
Parallax 206
59% 186 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 180
Splatting 124
65% 150 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
65.8% Good
Read 506
Write 399
Mixed 412
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 36.2
4K Mixed 8.14
70% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 47.1
DQ Mixed 9.85
14% 25.6 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 135%
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
112GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 192
Write 118
Mixed 146
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 11.4
69% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 71.5
DQ Write 78.8
DQ Mixed 7.25
24% 52.5 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$190
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.8
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 21.7
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 77
52% 77 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71%
Great: 125%
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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 13,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,165
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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