Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics170% 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 Drive102% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 00:11
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 526
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 725
MC Float 823
MC Mixed 771
116% 773 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Lighting 546
Reflection 506
Parallax 635
179% 562 fps
MRender 256
Gravity 557
Splatting 286
163% 367 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 170%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
87GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 416
Mixed 424
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 28.5
162% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 28.1
96% 212 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 107%
Great: 135%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
61GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 413
Mixed 419
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 28.4
162% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 47.7
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 27.8
36% 61.5 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97%
Great: 135%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$190
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 377
Mixed 419
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 25.9
149% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 24.6
100% 224 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS2754D117-488 240GB
50GB free
Firmware: CS211101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 509
Write 296
Mixed 373
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 22
130% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 62.3
51% 68.7 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$190
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 39.6
MC Write 41.3
MC Mixed 33.8
109% 38.2 GB/s
SC Read 24.1
SC Write 46.3
SC Mixed 32.5
98% 34.3 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 109%
Great: 104%
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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 2,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,227
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