Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180327
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 11:47
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-8400-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 460
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 608
MC Float 665
MC Mixed 632
95% 635 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 200
Parallax 209
69% 213 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 210
Splatting 160
74% 172 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
1TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 143
Write 169
Mixed 117
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.49
4K Mixed 0.83
214% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 25.8
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 31.8
SC Mixed 26.3
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 96%
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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 2,699 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $803
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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