Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 86.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics110% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory25 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 18:09
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%
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 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$267
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Memory 86.6
1-Core 143
2-Core 273
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 698
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
EVGA(3842 6188) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Lighting 137
Reflection 153
Parallax 129
110% 140 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 139
Splatting 114
109% 124 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB-$224
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8EV10171 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 837
Write 934
Mixed 638
179% 803 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 53
236% 98.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,389
DQ Write 941
DQ Mixed 1,024
802% 1,118 MB/s
Poor: 130% Great: 223%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
104GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 325
Write 212
Mixed 265
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 32.2
127% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 234
186% 258 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
611GB free
Firmware: CC43
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 180
Write 152
Mixed 89.5
104% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
79GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,630
Write 48.7
Mixed 91.5
1,378% 1,923 MB/s
4K Read 793
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 2.7
33,353% 266 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
64.8% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 20.5
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 25
SC Mixed 21.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 113%

 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 1,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,153
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