Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics128% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171006
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 19 '17 at 01:59
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i5-8400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 450
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 705
MC Mixed 691
102% 683 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
Dell(1028 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.66
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 386
Parallax 400
127% 401 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 399
Splatting 251
130% 297 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 128%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
877GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 140
Mixed 129
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 0.78
4K Mixed 0.25
77% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 108%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
616GB free, PID a006
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
40% Average
Read 99.3
Write 94.2
Mixed 61.6
105% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.2
64% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 40%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6H1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 24.8
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 34
SC Mixed 25.6
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Aurora R7 Builds (Compare 1,237 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $849
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HDDRAMUSB
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