Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics140% 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 Drive265% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateFeb 25 '19 at 05:21
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
1-Core 140
2-Core 252
94% 196 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 744
75% 593 Pts
64-Core 751
50% 751 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Lighting 550
Reflection 500
Parallax 563
144% 537 fps
MRender 260
Gravity 543
Splatting 298
140% 367 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 140%
Great: 146%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
288GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1245 1127 1395 1298 1092 746 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
265% Outstanding
Read 2,004
Write 1,452
Mixed 757
SusWrite 1,150
298% 1,341 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 66.5
252% 95.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 451
434% 710 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 265%
Great: 282%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3395 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 42
MC Mixed 34.8
112% 39.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.9
SC Mixed 32.5
97% 33.9 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
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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 2,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,154
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