Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 83.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 30 '20 at 10:11
Run Duration237 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$285
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 120
2-Core 178
80% 130 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 576
63% 489 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94.6% Outstanding
Lighting 310
Reflection 276
Parallax 295
81% 293 fps
MRender 213
Gravity 359
Splatting 222
96% 265 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$160
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 225 145 143 142 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 441
Write 375
Mixed 322
SusWrite 189
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 35
132% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 256
192% 254 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81%
Great: 94%
Kingston A400 120GB-$28
70GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 55 55 56 55 55 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
60.8% Good
Read 298
Write 102
Mixed 272
SusWrite 88.5
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 22.2
110% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 133
133% 207 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 80%
Nvme Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$80
317GB free
Firmware: RKT343.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2179 1603 760 742 749 748 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 1,387
Write 2,133
Mixed 1,553
SusWrite 1130
351% 1,551 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 72.8
242% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,363
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 1,040
803% 1,106 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 251%
Great: 253%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
635GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 170 168 171 170 169 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 125
Mixed 85
SusWrite 166
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 115%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
907GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 118 125 126 126 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 110
Write 116
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 122
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 CM4X4GD3000C15K4 CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 CM4X4GD3000C15K4 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
70.8% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 22.3
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 21.3
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 105%
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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 3,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,255
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