Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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. 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 66.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 16 '20 at 21:44
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 53%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.6% Good
Memory 83.9
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 180
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 288
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1355 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 159
Parallax 284
58% 221 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 195
Splatting 183
53% 169 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,852
Write 5,517
Mixed 5,289
1,240% 5,552 MB/s
4K Read 264
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 166
692% 193 MB/s
DQ Read 977
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 941
700% 927 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
230GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 120 121 99 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.7% Very good
Read 142
Write 125
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 114
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 108%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 157 147 150 149 144 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 156
Write 140
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 150
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 88%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 21.6
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 77.8%
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 24,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,236
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HDDRAMUSB
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