Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora-R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 046MHW
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3360 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110525
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:45
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-2600K-$400
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
77.4% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 383
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 554
82% 546 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 670-$435
EVGA(3842 2678) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1552 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 91.3
Parallax 136
35% 110 fps
MRender 99.1
Gravity 116
Splatting 79.8
42% 98.3 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$33
466GB free
Firmware: JC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
61.3% Good
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 104
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.52
118% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$28
369GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 81.7
Write 76.9
Mixed 54.3
53% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.4
100% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT325U6BFR8 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
49.3% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 14.9
46% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.7
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora-R3 Builds (Compare 406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

System: Alienware Aurora-R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $778
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