Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 87.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.9% 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 Drive90% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VI HERO  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateSep 08 '17 at 00:34
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 i7-4770K-$490
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
87.7% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 426
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 670
MC Mixed 666
97% 651 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$380
CLim: 974 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.8.2
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
39.9% Below average
Lighting 123
Reflection 74.2
Parallax 171
44% 123 fps
MRender 62
Gravity 114
Splatting 82.7
37% 86.3 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 83%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
93GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
90% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 407
Mixed 419
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 25.5
143% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 40.4
DQ Write 92.2
DQ Mixed 18.4
28% 50.3 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90%
Great: 117%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$138
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 26.2
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 25.5
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VI HERO Builds (Compare 2,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,447
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HDDRAMUSB
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