Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 45.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics68.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
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
Memory4.5 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 00:31
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
CPU Throttled 85%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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-$184
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45.3% Average
SC Int 41.7
SC Float 44.4
SC Mixed 41.9
34% 42.7 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 257
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 369
54% 362 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
EVGA(3842 6264) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68.7% Good
Lighting 172
Reflection 206
Parallax 225
59% 201 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 212
Splatting 173
76% 177 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$204
109GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 522
Write 403
Mixed 364
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 49.2
4K Mixed 31.5
112% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 62.8
68% 115 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT325U6BFR8 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
45.1% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 9.9
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 80
50% 80 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 45.1%
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 384 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: $564
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