Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.8% 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 Drive175% 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 (55%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 15 '19 at 09:07
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 55%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68.4% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 219
74% 160 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 551
60% 463 Pts
64-Core 604
40% 604 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.60
Relative performance (0th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 208
Reflection 120
Parallax 119
54% 149 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 119
Splatting 86.8
35% 108 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$199
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 832 802 742 615 503 427 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Read 1,461
Write 847
Mixed 605
SusWrite 654
198% 892 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 42.4
153% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,026
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 381
357% 576 MB/s
Poor: 130%
This bench: 175%
Great: 238%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$300
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 209 206 205 203 204 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 216
Write 244
Mixed 122
SusWrite 206
144% 197 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
436% 3.47 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 121%
Great: 121%
Seagate BUP Slim Mac SL 1TB
395GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 72 74 73 73 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
41.3% Average
Read 70.7
Write 53
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 73.3
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
123% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 27.6
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 25.8
SC Mixed 14.3
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 117%
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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 19,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,213
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