Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics47.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive75.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 85% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora-R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 046MHW
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110525
Uptime7.9 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:26
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%
CPU Throttled 85%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th 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-$194
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
39.9% Below average
SC Int 40.6
SC Float 41.5
SC Mixed 40.8
33% 41 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 217
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 346
51% 341 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
EVGA(3842 6264) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
47.5% Average
Lighting 151
Reflection 136
Parallax 145
46% 144 fps
MRender 95.6
Gravity 137
Splatting 108
49% 113 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$200
110GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 520
Write 257
Mixed 328
81% 369 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 29
105% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 74.5
76% 126 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT325U6BFR8 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.4% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 14.4
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 8.9
25% 8.8 GB/s
Latency 79.2
50% 79.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.4%
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 382 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $574
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