Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.2% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 10 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory19.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:49
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$319
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 127
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 396
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 656
88% 591 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.89
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
61.2% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 171
Parallax 188
58% 184 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 180
Splatting 112
70% 144 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 250GB
47GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 314
Mixed 323
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 31.3
152% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 83.2
126% 241 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 137%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
930GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 161
Mixed 149
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.34
136% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
445GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 156
Write 136
Mixed 134
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.15
74% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
MC Read 32.9
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 33.5
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 27.4
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 129%
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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 1,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $249

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,347
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