Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics156% 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 Drive53.4% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:56
Run Duration201 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-7700-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 388
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 669
MC Mixed 621
92% 618 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
156% Outstanding
Lighting 516
Reflection 473
Parallax 590
168% 526 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 493
Splatting 259
147% 332 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 156%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
275GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 400
Mixed 410
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 25.6
138% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 25.1
60% 123 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 134%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$73
110GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 482
Write 339
Mixed 332
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 17.6
107% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 39.3
70% 140 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 110%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$73
108GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 304
Write 259
Mixed 230
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 14.8
90% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 34.7
72% 149 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 110%
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$35
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 470
Write 139
Mixed 121
53% 244 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 4.68
70% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 3.31
44% 102 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 75%
WD easystore 25FC 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 25fc
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 100
Write 97.1
Mixed 75.4
115% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.24
77% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$138
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.8
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 33.3
108% 37.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 39.8
SC Mixed 29.3
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
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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 1,726 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: 132% - Outstanding Total price: $859
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HDDRAMUSB
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