Alienware Aurora R5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 77.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware Aurora R5  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01NYPT
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180514
Uptime3 Days
Run DateDec 10 '18 at 04:55
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
77.2% Very good
Memory 89.1
1-Core 104
2-Core 189
76% 127 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 552
58% 453 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
Dell(1028 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.25
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
45.9% Average
Lighting 163
Reflection 162
Parallax 175
43% 167 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 163
Splatting 114
46% 138 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 100 125 124 130 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 164
Write 141
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 120
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 112%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
127GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 76 77 77 77 78 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 88.5
Write 56
Mixed 50
SusWrite 77.1
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 65%
Seagate BUP Slim RD 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 119 127 128 130 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 108
Write 124
Mixed 95
SusWrite 125
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.8
212% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF2G64AZ-2G1B1 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
38.3% Below average
MC Read 13.4
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 11.4
36% 12.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 10.8
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 44%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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System: Alienware Aurora R5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $705
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