Alienware Aurora R6

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 57%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora R6  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 07HV66
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170712
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:19
Run Duration273 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-7400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
74% Very good
SC Int 96.4
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 379
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 404
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
Dell(1028 3301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.66
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 291
Parallax 301
94% 300 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 288
Splatting 229
103% 240 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
842GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 167
Write 145
Mixed 133
111% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.3
91% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 107%
SanDisk Ultra 125GB
59GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 143
Write 40.2
Mixed 59.5
85% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.72
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.76
86% 2.25 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 45%
pny USB 2.0 FD 16GB
15GB free, PID 005d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
7.07% Terrible
Read 23.3
Write 7.22
Mixed 7.25
13% 12.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.53
4K Write 0.26
4K Mixed 0.21
36% 2 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.07%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1K43CB2-CRC Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.8% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 23.8
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 22.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop 95%
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Workstation 69%
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System: Alienware Aurora R6

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $739
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