Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 51.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46.7% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora-R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 046MHW
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110525
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 02:58
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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 i5-2500K-$246
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
51.7% Above average
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 86.5
SC Mixed 86.1
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 244
55% 245 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 269
MC Mixed 245
38% 255 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-$329
Palit(1569 1004) 3GB
CLim: 1416 MHz, MLim: 1559 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
46.7% Average
Lighting 126
Reflection 112
Parallax 150
42% 129 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 137
Splatting 99.4
50% 117 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 210 209 207 208 212 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 97.5
Write 194
Mixed 31.5
SusWrite 206
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
367% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown SLA302G08-ED 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM 1333 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 16.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 15.8
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 52%
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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 767 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Alienware Aurora-R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $805
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