Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 98.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 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)
Memory30.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 18 '17 at 07:38
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$320
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 501
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 710
105% 704 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
72.2% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 164
Parallax 291
76% 225 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 184
Splatting 180
69% 165 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$120
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 301
Write 285
Mixed 238
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 17.1
112% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 38.6
74% 152 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 108%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$64
455GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 87.5
Write 86
Mixed 87.5
66% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.25
106% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT16G4DFD824A.C16FBD CT16G4DFD824A.C16FHD 32GB
2400, 2400 MHz
16384, 16384 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.4% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 13.1
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 16
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 44%
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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 2,155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $204

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,310
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