Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive240% 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
16 months ago, 16 months ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151001
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 07 '15 at 08:36
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 180
SC Mixed 149
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 592
QC Mixed 540
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 721
MC Float 932
MC Mixed 831
123% 828 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4993) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5887
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 287
Parallax 314
94% 304 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 284
Splatting 206
100% 227 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 123%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$465
953GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 67% Great: 124%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
440GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,175
Write 1,447
Mixed 1,545
382% 1,722 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 30.5
188% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 29.3
80% 158 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 240%
Great: 273%
WD Green 6TB (2014)-$213
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 163
Mixed 158
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 96%
Great: 96%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$298
328GB free
Firmware: ML6OA580 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5940 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 81.6
Write 86.9
Mixed 85.8
64% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.19
73% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 71%
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Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO Builds (Compare 7,548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $998
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