Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive97% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '19 at 03:45
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$281
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
74.5% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 248
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 681
69% 547 Pts
64-Core 693
46% 693 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Asus(1043 8465) 2GB
CLim: 1215 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
33% Below average
Lighting 125
Reflection 101
Parallax 166
34% 131 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 148
Splatting 0.3
31% 87.7 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$65
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 209 210 204 205 208 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 419
Mixed 302
SusWrite 217
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 35.9
164% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 168
168% 271 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 97%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST3200827AS 200GB-$128
186GB free
Firmware: H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 53 54 54 55 55 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
31.5% Below average
Read 55.2
Write 27
Mixed 38.9
SusWrite 54.3
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 36%
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
569GB free
Firmware: 4D77
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 88 87 90 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 96.8
Write 90.8
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 88.1
63% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$50
210GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 71 70 72 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
41% Average
Read 71.5
Write 19
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 71
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 41%
Great: 59%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
628GB free
Firmware: SC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 165 164 164 164 163 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 159
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 164
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 99%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
899GB free
Firmware: SC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 185 184 184 185 187 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 171
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 185
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 106%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$17
298GB free
Firmware: 12.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 74 74 75 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 77.7
Write 76
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 74.5
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 60%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$51
537GB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 73 74 75 74 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
49% Average
Read 96.6
Write 94
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 73.9
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
125% 1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 49%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$107
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.2
MC Write 42.2
MC Mixed 34.3
110% 38.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 43.6
SC Mixed 30.9
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
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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 2,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,194
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