Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 98.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics3.96% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive256% 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 (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 21:50
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 475
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 797
MC Mixed 726
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 720
MSI(1462 8C90) 2GB
CLim: 797 MHz, MLim: 400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
3.96% Terrible
Lighting 11.8
Reflection 9.5
Parallax 12.9
4% 11.4 fps
MRender 8.3
Gravity 9.7
Splatting 11.8
4% 9.93 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.96%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
256% Outstanding
Read 2,110
Write 1,421
Mixed 1,272
354% 1,601 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 30.6
182% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 803
DQ Write 651
DQ Mixed 131
261% 528 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 256%
Great: 258%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
104GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 413
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 49.5
185% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 28.3
92% 201 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 116%
Great: 133%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$124
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 161
Mixed 144
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.25
116% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
325GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 162
Mixed 130
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.23
88% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
79.6% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.4
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 25.8
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 89%
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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 1,736 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,195
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