Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 97.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive112% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 23:01
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 289
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 764
84% 652 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$57
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 450 450 450 450 451 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 451
Mixed 354
SusWrite 449
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 42.9
158% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 256
216% 314 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 112%
Great: 125%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$60
98GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 208 182 163 152 145 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 493
Mixed 471
SusWrite 216
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 64.1
221% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
272% 365 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 119%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 139 139 139 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 152
Write 154
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 139
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 109%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
11GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.3 3.5 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.2 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
7.33% Terrible
Read 21.2
Write 15
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 3.9
16% 13.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 2.8
139% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.33%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 31.6
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 42.1
SC Mixed 31.6
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 102%
Great: 116%
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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 2,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,154
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Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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