Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics139% 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 Drive286% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 18 '17 at 22:14
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$314
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 439
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 666
100% 665 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$91
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 469
Reflection 408
Parallax 432
141% 436 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 436
Splatting 259
138% 313 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 139%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$587
802GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
286% Outstanding
Read 2,023
Write 1,840
Mixed 1,772
419% 1,878 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 61
239% 89.8 MB/s
DQ Read 446
DQ Write 446
DQ Mixed 232
233% 375 MB/s
Poor: 202%
This bench: 286%
Great: 318%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$20
15GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 227
Write 48
Mixed 75
116% 117 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 4.64
563% 8.92 MB/s
DQ Read 12.5
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 4.98
608% 9.68 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.4
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 34.3
108% 37.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 43.3
SC Mixed 31.7
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 106%
Great: 139%
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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 1,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $927
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HDDRAMUSB
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