Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics158% 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 Drive184% 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:37
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-7700-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
88.4% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 443
105% 461 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 685
MC Mixed 664
95% 638 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
158% Outstanding
Lighting 518
Reflection 474
Parallax 556
164% 516 fps
MRender 252
Gravity 502
Splatting 282
153% 346 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 158%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$240
671GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 409
Mixed 415
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 32.6
154% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 45.3
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 110
91% 125 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 133%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$85
355GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 493
Write 347
Mixed 341
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 19.3
117% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 41
76% 152 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$85
325GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 496
Write 348
Mixed 332
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 13.2
108% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 13.2
71% 165 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 108%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
184% Outstanding
Read 1,804
Write 975
Mixed 1,064
282% 1,281 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 24.2
163% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 54.1
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 63.6
66% 103 MB/s
Poor: 136%
This bench: 184%
Great: 237%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
931GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 195
Mixed 163
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.36
112% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 110%
Great: 113%
WD easystore 25FC 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 25fc
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 98.5
132% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.9
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 33.6
110% 38.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 31.3
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
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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 1,950 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 - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,202
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