Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 93.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.5% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 01:27
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$280
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 457
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 752
MC Mixed 719
106% 711 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 186
Parallax 207
64% 200 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 135
69% 161 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 256GB
68GB free
Firmware: EXM0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 449
Mixed 480
107% 481 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 34.6
139% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 40.3
DQ Mixed 18.1
61% 143 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 172
Mixed 168
135% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 41.6
MC Mixed 34.8
111% 39 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.9
SC Mixed 34.3
98% 34.5 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
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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 1,551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,380
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