Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (98th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 2 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170630
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 19 '19 at 06:00
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing way above expectations (98th 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-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
101% Outstanding
1-Core 148
2-Core 297
105% 223 Pts
4-Core 565
8-Core 774
87% 670 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 101%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$40
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,792
Write 53.8
Mixed 108
481% 2,318 MB/s
4K Read 850
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 5.7
1,296% 286 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
841GB free
Firmware: CC43
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,914
Write 58.5
Mixed 80
1,682% 2,351 MB/s
4K Read 895
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.9
37,652% 300 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
502GB free
Firmware: CC43
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,950
Write 55.5
Mixed 83
1,691% 2,363 MB/s
4K Read 889
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 2
37,296% 298 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$17
459GB free
Firmware: KC45
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 126
Write 123
Mixed 60.5
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 29% Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Avexir DDR4-2400 CL16 8GB 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
46% Average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 12
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 12
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46%
Great: 46%
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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 3,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,229
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