Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics122% 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 Drive117% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 06 '18 at 17:13
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$299
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 404
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 586
MC Float 685
MC Mixed 647
96% 639 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 393
Reflection 366
Parallax 384
121% 381 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 377
Splatting 240
123% 282 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 122%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$67
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 307 307 276 139 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 484
Mixed 397
SusWrite 255
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 61.2
208% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 117%
Great: 124%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$200
267GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 130 129 130 130 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 108
Write 76
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 129
61% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.7
329% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
408GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 165 164 162 164 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 151
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 164
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 39.6
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 33.9
109% 38.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 43.3
SC Mixed 31
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 107%
Great: 111%
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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 1,910 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 - $213

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,205
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