Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics126% 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 Drive117% 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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171006
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 01 '17 at 19:44
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-8700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 133
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 505
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 933
MC Float 1,082
MC Mixed 977
149% 998 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$469
Dell(1028 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 406
Reflection 375
Parallax 395
124% 392 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 393
Splatting 246
127% 292 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 126%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kxg50znv256g NVMe TOSHIBA 256GB
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 2,136
Write 77.4
Mixed 86.7
160% 767 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 8.86
4K Mixed 1.13
55% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 91.7
117% 213 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 117%
Great: 192%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$48
851GB free
Firmware: MS2OA810 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 177
Mixed 163
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.22
75% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6H1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.9% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 22.4
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 24.8
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 85%
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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 2,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $769
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HDDRAMUSB
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