Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 97.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% 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 Drive292% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 05:35
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 496
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 734
MC Mixed 668
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$469
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 442
Reflection 390
Parallax 452
138% 428 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 411
Splatting 252
132% 301 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 134%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$340
839GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
292% Outstanding
Read 2,057
Write 1,979
Mixed 1,860
439% 1,966 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 70.6
243% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 146
150% 246 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 292%
Great: 359%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3866 C18 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
121% Outstanding
MC Read 44.6
MC Write 49.5
MC Mixed 36.8
125% 43.6 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 48.5
SC Mixed 34.2
101% 35.5 GB/s
Latency 48.1
83% 48.1 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 121%
Great: 124%
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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 2,325 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: $1,233
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