Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive248% 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 (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 24 '17 at 10:32
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$298
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.7% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 181
71% 145 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 641
65% 515 Pts
64-Core 779
52% 779 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 94%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
248% Outstanding
Read 2,732
Write 1,249
Mixed 1,367
391% 1,783 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 28.8
199% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 60.4
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 27.7
46% 85.2 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 248%
Great: 237%
WD My Passport 071A 500GB
388GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
17.9% Very poor
Read 37.8
Write 35
Mixed 15.7
36% 29.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.14
58% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 39.7
MC Mixed 33.3
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 27.6
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
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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 19,466 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,223
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HDDRAMUSB
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