Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive182% 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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateAug 25 '20 at 21:41
Run Duration282 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Memory 80.2
1-Core 111
2-Core 203
77% 131 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 496
55% 426 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$138
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2049 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 46.3
Reflection 49.6
Parallax 40.8
38% 45.6 fps
Gravity 45.5
Splatting 45.9
47% 45.7 fps
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 572 539 533 511 523 515 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
182% Outstanding
Read 1607
Write 787
Mixed 529
SusWrite 532
190% 864 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 47.4
182% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,063
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 378
354% 573 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 182%
Great: 241%
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
52GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 196 178 194 303 279 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 384
Write 204
Mixed 198
SusWrite 226
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 20
77% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 57
DQ Mixed 75.1
81% 142 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 76%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$199
90GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 381 388 400 393 396 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 434
Write 384
Mixed 296
SusWrite 390
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 35.3
125% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 175
178% 289 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 116%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$65
322GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1829 1013 787 796 807 812 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 1,956
Write 1,762
Mixed 1447
SusWrite 1,007
346% 1,543 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 69.5
230% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,281
DQ Write 895
DQ Mixed 1,068
803% 1,082 MB/s
Poor: 203%
This bench: 260%
Great: 341%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$80
29GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 54 54 54 54 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 87.3
Write 88.5
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 53.9
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$60
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 93 93 82 92 93 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 152
Write 148
Mixed 66
SusWrite 90.4
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
409% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 92%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$80
98GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 65 64 62 66 66 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
43.4% Average
Read 86.5
Write 70.3
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 64.2
52% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 76%
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$37
82GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 99 97 99 98 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 154
Write 138
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 98.1
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 23.3
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 21.4
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 105%

 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 1,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,364
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