Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '18 at 15:32
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-6700K-$299
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 545
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 757
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2980) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
73.9% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 211
Parallax 231
71% 224 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 214
Splatting 148
76% 175 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 480GB
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 950
Write 450
Mixed 606
147% 669 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 16
134% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 34.6
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 16
65% 134 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 112%
Great: 166%
Intel Raid 5 Volume 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 10% Great: 191%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$190
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
114% Outstanding
MC Read 43.1
MC Write 45.7
MC Mixed 31.5
115% 40.1 GB/s
SC Read 24.2
SC Write 49.9
SC Mixed 34.8
104% 36.3 GB/s
Latency 45.7
88% 45.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 114%
Great: 124%
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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 12,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,174
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