Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics157% 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 Drive230% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory59.8 GB free of 64 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:04
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 513
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 806
MC Mixed 748
111% 745 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Lighting 496
Reflection 490
Parallax 554
160% 513 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 519
Splatting 273
155% 349 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 157%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 716 482 464 447 431 413 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 2,006
Write 1,680
Mixed 680
SusWrite 492
269% 1,214 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 64.4
232% 89.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,140
DQ Write 1,044
DQ Mixed 872
714% 1,018 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 230%
Great: 258%
Crucial MX500 2TB-$350
978GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 449 458 464 461 462 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 463
Mixed 420
SusWrite 453
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 53
178% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 298
242% 343 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 120%
Great: 122%
Crucial M500 240GB-$148
219GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 259 260 261 258 261 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 425
Write 264
Mixed 300
SusWrite 259
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 37.1
143% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 185
164% 247 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU64GX4M4C3000C15 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 32.4
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 41.6
SC Mixed 33.3
92% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 169%
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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 1,736 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 - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,195
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