Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 191%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 159%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics230% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive259% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory56 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 09 '23 at 05:30
Run Duration286 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-6700K-$170
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 94
1-Core 117
2-Core 218
82% 143 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 636
64% 518 Pts
64-Core 599
37% 599 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-Ti-$660
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4850 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 536.67
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Lighting 350
Reflection 292
Parallax 381
285% 341 fps
MRender 374
Gravity 263
Splatting 188
215% 275 fps
Poor: 162%
This bench: 230%
Great: 225%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$159
660GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 924 1263 1451 1445 1453 1418 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 2,123
Write 1,944
Mixed 1,594
SusWrite 1,326
392% 1,747 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 57.3
183% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 940
DQ Write 697
DQ Mixed 789
598% 809 MB/s
Poor: 223%
This bench: 259%
Great: 435%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$230
201GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 389 451 458 460 460 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 469
Mixed 428
SusWrite 420
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 49.5
160% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 112%
Great: 133%
Samsung 870 QVO 1TB-$104
35GB free
Firmware: SVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 174 80 81 82 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 467
Mixed 431
SusWrite 160
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 45.4
148% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 346
264% 358 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 92%
Great: 128%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
324GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 466 468 467 436 350 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 439
Mixed 400
SusWrite 441
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 47.9
154% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 356
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 110%
Great: 129%
WD Re 2TB-$38
751GB free
Firmware: 01.01D01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 127
Write 129
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 89
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 83%
SABRENT 500GB
62GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 321 316 316 316 316 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 19% Great: 63%
Seagate Expansion Desk 8TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 114 116 114 115 115 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 94.7
Write 98.8
Mixed 88
SusWrite 114
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.6
242% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 94%
WD easystore 266A 5TB
4TB free, PID 266a
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 104 102 104 104 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 131
Write 81.2
Mixed 74
SusWrite 103
126% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
207% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$351
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 32.4
106% 36.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 45
SC Mixed 32.6
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 104%
Great: 172%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 50: 0P 5R 8G 1B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
50% 45% 31 533 459 155 32.1" 3840 2160 AUS32E1 ASUS PG32UQ
History: Score 45: 0P 5R 5G 5B | Score 50: 0P 5R 8G 1B
Typical MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA Builds (Compare 1,007 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $750
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