Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
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 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 85.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics168% 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 Drive262% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory59.5 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160325
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 15 '16 at 19:21
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
85.5% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 404
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 720
MC Mixed 645
99% 662 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Titan X Pascal-$1,438
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7306
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Lighting 548
Reflection 527
Parallax 625
178% 567 fps
MRender 270
Gravity 523
Splatting 300
161% 364 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 168%
Great: 186%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$586
313GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
262% Outstanding
Read 2,234
Write 1,407
Mixed 1,447
375% 1,696 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 50.5
219% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 513
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 223
230% 378 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 262%
Great: 272%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$1,050
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23.4
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 22.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 156%
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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 1,533 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 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,365
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