Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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.
Graphics71.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.7% 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:38
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$180
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 518
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 535
MC Mixed 520
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$292
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 195
Parallax 210
68% 211 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 207
Splatting 165
74% 173 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$300
425GB free
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 380
Write 331
Mixed 325
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 34
136% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 121
112% 176 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3296 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.9
MC Write 41.8
MC Mixed 31.6
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 40.5
SC Mixed 32.7
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
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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 2,006 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 - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,454
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HDDRAMUSB
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