Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics29% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive44.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '18 at 06:03
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-7700K-$285
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 150
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 153
123% 153 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 507
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 728
MC Float 810
MC Mixed 804
117% 781 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
XFX(1682 3264) 1GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1255 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
29% Poor
Lighting 86.1
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 110
29% 92.2 fps
MRender 56.7
Gravity 68.9
Splatting 83.1
29% 69.6 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 29%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S128G 126GB
43GB free
Firmware: 3.1.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 445
Write 258
Mixed 309
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 8.82
4K Mixed 6.07
34% 9.75 MB/s
DQ Read 16.2
DQ Write 13.2
DQ Mixed 6.1
7% 11.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 50%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$75
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 191
Mixed 174
141% 188 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.24
111% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$75
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 144
Write 145
Mixed 152
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.25
113% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$177
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.4% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 20.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 103%
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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 12,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,200
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