Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics23.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive185% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '20 at 05:44
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$293
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
76.1% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 240
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 622
65% 507 Pts
64-Core 619
42% 619 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 560-$240
CLim: 1196 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.2.1
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
23.3% Poor
Lighting 82.9
Reflection 76.6
Parallax 113
22% 90.7 fps
MRender 62.9
Gravity 85.1
Splatting 77.8
24% 75.3 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 23.3%
Great: 27%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$71
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1337 300 299 302 301 303 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
185% Outstanding
Read 1,790
Write 1,472
Mixed 644
SusWrite 474
243% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 44.9
202% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.7
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 677
483% 584 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 185%
Great: 235%
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
27GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 98 103 103 104 MB/s
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
57% Above average
Read 281
Write 132
Mixed 178
SusWrite 99.1
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 33.4
122% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.8
DQ Write 68.9
DQ Mixed 98
60% 63.9 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57%
Great: 75%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$164
198GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 458 456 444 455 468 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 481
Write 461
Mixed 440
SusWrite 456
104% 459 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 27.4
92% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 123
92% 121 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 81%
Great: 134%
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB-$90
878GB free
Firmware: CV22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 165 169 169 169 168 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 152
Write 154
Mixed 61.4
SusWrite 167
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C17 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
117% Outstanding
MC Read 43.8
MC Write 46.6
MC Mixed 37.3
122% 42.6 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 32
95% 33.3 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 117%
Great: 123%
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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 3,331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $233

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,224
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