Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive223% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 22:07
Run Duration444 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 53%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i7-6700K-$283
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 406
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 734
MC Mixed 705
104% 697 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
PNY(196E 119D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 313
Reflection 308
Parallax 358
102% 326 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 298
Splatting 239
106% 249 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
370GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 1,576
Write 1,285
Mixed 1,296
308% 1,386 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 44.1
209% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 507
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 172
195% 337 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 223%
Great: 286%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$82
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 157
Write 145
Mixed 155
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.12
80% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 113%
Seagate Desktop 1TB
302GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Read 37.5
Write 38.8
Mixed 38.8
50% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.43
64% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 20%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 1GB
1GB free, PID null
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
3.35% Terrible
Read 9.52
Write 4.33
Mixed 5.73
8% 6.53 MB/s
4K Read 4.15
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.02
16% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.35%
Great: 4%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 24.1
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 121%
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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 ALPHA Builds (Compare 1,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,303
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