Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics135% 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 Drive223% 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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory21 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 12:20
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
84% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 124
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 396
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 728
MC Mixed 667
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 437
Reflection 389
Parallax 456
137% 428 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 419
Splatting 256
133% 304 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 135%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$427
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 869 860 838 866 864 873 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 1,851
Write 1,223
Mixed 776
SusWrite 861
262% 1,178 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 55.3
205% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,161
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 445
413% 659 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 223%
Great: 278%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x16GB-$220
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 27.5
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 22.7
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 94%
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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 1,931 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 - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,201
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HDDRAMUSB
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