Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics45.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive113% 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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateJan 02 '18 at 15:03
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$325
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 97.9
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 122
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 422
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 617
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 660
98% 659 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
45.2% Average
Lighting 151
Reflection 87.6
Parallax 202
52% 147 fps
MRender 53.6
Gravity 147
Splatting 63.7
40% 88.1 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
238GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 411
Mixed 419
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 49.6
178% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 123
133% 224 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
232GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 412
Mixed 416
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 49.6
186% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 120
135% 231 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 115%
Great: 113%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
46GB free
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 377
Write 181
Mixed 247
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 6.25
86% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 6.54
35% 80.5 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 66%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$98
194GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 154
Write 109
Mixed 102
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.38
106% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$213
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 21.7
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 122%
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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 11,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,250
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HDDRAMUSB
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