Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 93.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics107% 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.
Boot Drive209% 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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 16 '22 at 03:37
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 263
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 521
70% 521 Pts
64-Core 497
31% 497 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$400
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
107% Outstanding
Lighting 132
Reflection 146
Parallax 134
107% 137 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 136
Splatting 121
108% 126 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 107%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB-$546
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8EV10174 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 664 866 878 859 846 823 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
209% Outstanding
Read 721
Write 930
Mixed 582
SusWrite 823
173% 764 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 56.3
246% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,572
DQ Write 939
DQ Mixed 1,007
817% 1,173 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 209%
Great: 230%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
328GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 411 433 429 429 430 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 488
Mixed 460
SusWrite 404
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.5
222% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 131%
Great: 133%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$104
285GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 77 78 77 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 76
Write 73.4
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 76.6
52% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 34.3
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 41.8
SC Mixed 30.6
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 56: 6R 7G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
56% 46% 39 340 277 60 34.1" 3440 1440 ACR054F Acer X34 P
History: Score 35: 2R 6G 7B | Score 56: 6R 7G 5B
Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA Builds (Compare 522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,011
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