Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics96.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive104% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (85%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory22.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 18 '21 at 14:35
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 85%
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 PC Performing below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
64.9% Good
Memory 71.5
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 152
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 525
53% 420 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.4% Outstanding
Lighting 116
Reflection 103
Parallax 116
94% 112 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 116
Splatting 97.4
100% 126 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 256GB
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 202 209 197 194 213 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 1,152
Write 164
Mixed 280
SusWrite 211
98% 452 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 25.1
117% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 50.8
84% 165 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 104%
Great: 217%
PNY CS1311 480GB-$89
150GB free
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 34 30 30 28 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$82
977GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 108 102 93 88 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 84.5
Write 98.9
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 98.3
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
641GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 180 181 174 174 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 161
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 173
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 108%
Great: 113%
VendorCo ProductCode 34GB
28GB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.6 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.6 3.4 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
0.89% Terrible
Read 2.7
Write 0.2
Mixed 3
SusWrite 2.3
3% 2.05 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 0.89%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
57.5% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 19.1
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 16.2
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 98
41% 98 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 78%

 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 1,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,231
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HDDRAMUSB
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