Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics11.1% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive54.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151023
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 09:08
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User ARE-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 513
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 688
102% 684 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 100%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$469
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB; gefoce gtx 1080
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
11.1% Very poor
Lighting 29.8
Reflection 29.9
Parallax 28
9% 29.2 fps
MRender 29.7
Gravity 30.8
Splatting 29.6
13% 30 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 11.1%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$31
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 414
Write 163
Mixed 193
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 9.95
63% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 22.5
70% 155 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
752GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 166
Mixed 158
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.29
96% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.6% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 19.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 21.6
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 89%
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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 1,724 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,202
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