Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 77.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics144% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). 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)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 13 '17 at 00:50
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-6600K-$199
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
77.6% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 374
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 438
63% 421 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$57
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2717 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Lighting 485
Reflection 428
Parallax 446
146% 453 fps
MRender 266
Gravity 441
Splatting 274
143% 327 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 144%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
58GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 54% Great: 99%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
50GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 506
Write 350
Mixed 358
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 19.8
117% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 19.7
56% 122 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 97%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$23
465GB free
Firmware: SC13 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
56% Above average
Read 99.2
Write 95.9
Mixed 86.4
70% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.49
111% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 56%
Great: 59%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$23
364GB free
Firmware: SC13 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 89.1
Mixed 85.4
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.49
108% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 59%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
97GB free, PID 0101
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
34.2% Below average
Read 82.8
Write 80.2
Mixed 68.9
98% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.18
59% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 40.5
MC Mixed 31.8
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 31
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
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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 1,447 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: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $914
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