Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 144%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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.
Graphics118% 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 Drive291% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 06:27
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
119% 148 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 517
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 722
MC Float 848
MC Mixed 807
118% 792 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 106%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 563
Reflection 278
Parallax 349
150% 397 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 279
Splatting 176
94% 214 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 118%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$145
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1184 660 651 661 658 658 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
291% Outstanding
Read 2561
Write 2,336
Mixed 1,420
SusWrite 745
394% 1,766 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 90.1
304% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,139
DQ Write 1,050
DQ Mixed 1086
817% 1,092 MB/s
Poor: 192%
This bench: 291%
Great: 317%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
767GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 916 508 509 509 508 508 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 84% Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 32.4
102% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 33.2
95% 33.3 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 102%
Great: 119%
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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 1,755 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,163
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $345Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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