Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics113% 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 Drive220% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 06:09
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$284
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
1-Core 138
2-Core 275
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 714
78% 604 Pts
64-Core 714
48% 714 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$550
Gigabyte(1458 3FFC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 452
Reflection 374
Parallax 482
118% 436 fps
MRender 379
Gravity 386
Splatting 242
107% 336 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 113%
Great: 121%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$67
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 818 822 807 825 819 818 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
220% Outstanding
Read 1,438
Write 826
Mixed 881
SusWrite 818
221% 991 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 80.4
275% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 845
DQ Mixed 222
277% 472 MB/s
Poor: 133%
This bench: 220%
Great: 230%
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
476GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 435 424 438 440 436 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 376
Write 433
Mixed 300
SusWrite 432
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.6
150% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 179
155% 223 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 106%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
162GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 447 447 457 459 456 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 462
Mixed 378
SusWrite 448
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63.5
214% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 129%
Great: 134%
Kingston SUV500480G 480GB
447GB free
Firmware: 003056RI
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 186 170 167 170 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 419
Write 437
Mixed 368
SusWrite 212
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 44.6
157% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 187
166% 249 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 26.3
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 35.5
SC Mixed 29.9
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 105%
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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 2,769 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,184
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