Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '18 at 01:30
Run Duration398 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 92.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 480
65% 477 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Lighting 42
Reflection 33.1
Parallax 41.7
34% 38.9 fps
MRender 38.4
Gravity 38.7
Splatting 37.8
31% 38.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 35%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4463
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
6.38% Terrible
Lighting 8.07
Reflection 11.8
Parallax 8.03
6% 9.31 fps
MRender 10.1
Gravity 7.13
Splatting 16.5
6% 11.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.38%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 405
Mixed 418
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 49.4
162% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 35.6
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 27.8
34% 57.5 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 133%
Toshiba MK5055GSX 500GB-$42
195GB free
Firmware: FG001M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 66.5
Write 67.7
Mixed 54.5
47% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.25
67% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 42%
Mass Storage Device 16GB
15GB free, PID 125d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Read 20.4
Write 12.8
Mixed 14.8
19% 16 MB/s
4K Read 5.48
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 2.21
188% 3.47 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 15%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
11GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
8.12% Terrible
Read 22.7
Write 7.11
Mixed 11.2
15% 13.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.03
4K Write 0.61
4K Mixed 0.71
67% 2.45 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.12%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSC.8FBD 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
86% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 28.2
88% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 25.2
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 11,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,281
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