Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics51.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive94.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170630
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 23:40
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$259
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 453
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 670
MC Float 798
MC Mixed 732
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2902 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (138 fps cap detected)
51.3% Above average
Lighting 137
Reflection 137
Parallax 137
42% 137 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 138
Splatting 138
58% 138 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$194
145GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
162% Outstanding
Read 1,570
Write 545
Mixed 791
212% 968 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 25.9
155% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 450
DQ Write 483
DQ Mixed 161
206% 365 MB/s
Poor: 92%
This bench: 162%
Great: 176%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
84GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 417
Mixed 419
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 27.1
155% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 47.9
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 93
67% 83.6 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
822GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 152
Mixed 142
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.62
4K Mixed 0.04
17% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 106%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$70
734GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 119
Write 108
Mixed 95.1
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.02
4K Write 0.08
4K Mixed 0.03
6% 0.04 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
557GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 168
Mixed 147
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.25
58% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3403 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 32.4
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 40.9
SC Mixed 30.5
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
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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 1,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,359
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