Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 85.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 Drive261% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 26 '16 at 03:27
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 118
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 420
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 676
MC Mixed 637
95% 636 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 336
Reflection 313
Parallax 317
102% 322 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 304
Splatting 236
107% 248 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 1TB-$329
757GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 504
Write 391
Mixed 330
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 23.2
113% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 28.6
78% 164 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 91%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$490
327GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
261% Outstanding
Read 2,103
Write 1,430
Mixed 1,456
368% 1,663 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 45.7
206% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 828
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 233
274% 486 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 261%
Great: 273%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
581GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 121
Write 129
Mixed 112
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.52
4K Mixed 0.06
22% 0.24 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
173GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 126
Write 126
Mixed 110
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.22
96% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 107%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
1TB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Read 64.9
Write 101
Mixed 75.6
109% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.18
52% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 42%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
722GB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
31.4% Below average
Read 97.7
Write 77.4
Mixed 57.7
94% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.12
4K Mixed 0.05
6% 0.08 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 30.5
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 28
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
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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 1,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,387
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