Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics23.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive242% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
16 days ago, 16 days ago.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 05 '18 at 15:16
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-6400-$174
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
66% Good
SC Int 92
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 91.3
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 337
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 387
57% 383 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
23.2% Poor
Lighting 70
Reflection 46.2
Parallax 67.4
21% 61.2 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 72.3
Splatting 40.6
25% 56 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.2%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$116
53GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 2,551
Write 1,208
Mixed 1,270
368% 1,676 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 33
192% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 108
116% 193 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 242%
Great: 262%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
882GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 130
Write 123
Mixed 78.1
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.19
77% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 76%
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB-$80
14GB free
Firmware: CV22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 62.1
65% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.19
56% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 108%
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB-$48
1GB free, PID 1a04
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
12.3% Very poor
Read 41.9
Write 20.9
Mixed 16.8
30% 26.5 MB/s
4K Read 2.92
4K Write 0.31
4K Mixed 0.01
22% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C17 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 42.1
MC Mixed 35.1
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 27.8
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 103%
Great: 122%
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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 2,074 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,406
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