Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.4% 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 Drive100% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 22:22
Run Duration217 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 543
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 560
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 558
84% 559 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$367
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.4% Poor
Lighting 58.9
Reflection 58.9
Parallax 59
18% 58.9 fps
MRender 60.6
Gravity 60.6
Splatting 60.6
25% 60.6 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 120GB-$82
38GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 370
Mixed 404
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 25.1
138% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 70.4
122% 238 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 93%
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
20GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 530
Write 460
Mixed 504
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 14.7
128% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 64.4
123% 246 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
124GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 103
Write 119
Mixed 97.1
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.21
90% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
93GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 123
Write 128
Mixed 116
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.25
79% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
41GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 106
Write 98.1
Mixed 119
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.31
109% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 105%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$80
68GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
72% Very good
Read 137
Write 114
Mixed 120
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.36
107% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Avexir DDR4-3200 CL16 8GB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3383 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 45.4
MC Mixed 36.8
109% 38.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 47
SC Mixed 33.3
93% 32.5 GB/s
Latency 48
83% 48 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
Take a copy of your results

 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 1,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,374
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback