Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive93.3% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:25
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$217
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 147
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 571
QC Mixed 550
125% 550 Pts
MC Int 529
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 550
82% 550 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$386
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 321
Parallax 331
102% 327 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 311
Splatting 244
110% 256 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
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)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 461
Write 369
Mixed 409
92% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 25
142% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 65.9
119% 233 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 94%
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
19GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 531
Write 355
Mixed 510
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 14.1
126% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 27.4
103% 229 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
123GB 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 (8th percentile)
66% Good
Read 115
Write 115
Mixed 95
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.34
104% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 66%
Great: 106%
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 (15th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 129
Write 130
Mixed 116
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.28
80% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 74.1%
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 below expectations (35th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 158
Write 129
Mixed 93.2
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$81
68GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 144
Write 116
Mixed 115
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.39
112% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.6%
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 (67th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 44.9
MC Mixed 36.1
110% 38.4 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 46.8
SC Mixed 32.9
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 108%
Great: 117%
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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 1,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,347
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