Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics129% 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 Drive102% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170630
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:39
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 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-$225
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 427
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 634
MC Float 720
MC Mixed 684
102% 679 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 385
Parallax 413
128% 405 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 399
Splatting 247
129% 296 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 129%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
55GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 410
Mixed 418
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 41.3
151% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 108
116% 195 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
WD Re 2TB-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01D01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 105
Write 92.3
Mixed 72.6
67% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.43
119% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
270GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 145
Write 139
Mixed 137
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.27
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
117GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 75.4
Write 67.4
Mixed 63.6
52% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.56
132% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 78%
WD My Book 1235 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 1235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 153
Write 138
Mixed 110
167% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.22
91% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 59%
ADATA SV620 480GB
315GB free, PID a65a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
220% Outstanding
Read 370
Write 388
Mixed 364
485% 374 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 25.3
4K Mixed 12.1
1,341% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.7
DQ Write 26.2
DQ Mixed 12.4
1,396% 20.1 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 220%
Great: 227%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$210
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.3
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 13
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 107%
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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 1,531 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,325
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