Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 92.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime6.2 Days
Run DateNov 02 '19 at 14:36
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$298
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 722
81% 621 Pts
64-Core 721
48% 721 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$160
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
60.5% Good
Lighting 221
Reflection 194
Parallax 327
58% 247 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 222
Splatting 142
61% 174 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS512G39MND-3510A 512GB
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20400P00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 467 414 471 419 467 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 438
Mixed 354
SusWrite 437
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 42.7
158% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 243
210% 309 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 110%
Great: 102%
Gigabyte SSD 240GB-$37
157GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 390 196 105 106 64 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 452
Write 314
Mixed 322
SusWrite 144
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 41.9
172% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 129
130% 205 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$59
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 195 194 194 195 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 156
Mixed 87
SusWrite 193
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
113GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 114 113 114 112 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 170
Write 122
Mixed 81
SusWrite 112
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 15.6
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 19.1
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 103%
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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 2,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,233
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