Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60.7% 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)
Memory30.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 23 '17 at 02:02
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$359
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 487
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 751
MC Mixed 715
106% 709 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 105%
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)
72.1% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 164
Parallax 290
76% 224 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 184
Splatting 180
69% 165 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
39GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 296
Write 271
Mixed 240
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 67.9
4K Mixed 14.1
104% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 35.8
DQ Write 72.5
DQ Mixed 21.6
26% 43.3 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 84%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
455GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 85.4
Write 87.7
Mixed 87.7
66% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.21
102% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 83%
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
44.8% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 13.3
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 16
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
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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 1,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,418
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