Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 95.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics95.1% 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 Drive251% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 12 '17 at 15:03
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 i5-7600K-$251
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 496
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 523
MC Mixed 517
76% 508 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3685) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Lighting 464
Reflection 215
Parallax 238
118% 306 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 221
Splatting 151
78% 180 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
251% Outstanding
Read 2,433
Write 897
Mixed 1,290
337% 1,540 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 50
222% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 894
DQ Write 566
DQ Mixed 256
319% 572 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 251%
Great: 232%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
133GB free
Firmware: 0304
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 63.6
Write 72.8
Mixed 75.4
53% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.32
87% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU32GX4M4C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 40.3
MC Mixed 34.3
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 30.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
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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 1,744 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,168
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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