Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics48.3% 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 Drive190% 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.
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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150706
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 25 '16 at 23:35
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$315
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 495
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 699
104% 695 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Device(0000 0000) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
48.3% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 83.3
Parallax 199
49% 140 fps
MRender 64
Gravity 150
Splatting 93.2
36% 102 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$210
510GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 482
Mixed 510
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 24.3
144% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33.4
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 155
125% 167 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 122%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$210
510GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 483
Mixed 508
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 24.4
138% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 21.6
62% 122 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 122%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$347
203GB free
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
190% Outstanding
Read 1,771
Write 902
Mixed 1,124
279% 1,266 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 23.6
195% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 27.6
67% 131 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 190%
Great: 224%
Lexar JumpDrive P20 USB 3.0 32GB-$23
26GB free, PID a212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 272
Write 84.5
Mixed 81.2
148% 146 MB/s
4K Read 8.05
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.79
90% 3.27 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 25.2
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76%
Great: 120%
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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 9,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,229
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