Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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%
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 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 Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Memory 95.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 722
81% 621 Pts
64-Core 721
48% 721 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$185
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 73.6
Reflection 74.7
Parallax 102
61% 83.5 fps
MRender 75
Gravity 74
Splatting 61.6
44% 70.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 60%
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: 100%
Gigabyte SSD 240GB-$27
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: 44%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 195 194 194 195 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th 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: 61%
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 (32nd 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: 48%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 115%
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 (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
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: 60%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 102%

 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 1,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,174
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HDDRAMUSB
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