Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics33.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive133% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181009
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMar 17 '19 at 01:55
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Memory 88.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 251
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 860
88% 691 Pts
64-Core 1,020
68% 1,020 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
Dell(1028 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (114 fps cap detected)
33.3% Below average
Lighting 114
Reflection 114
Parallax 114
30% 114 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 114
Splatting 114
34% 114 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba XG5 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$45
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 277 243 219 226 232 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 1,193
Write 434
Mixed 362
SusWrite 250
122% 560 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 47.7
176% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 287
232% 328 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 133%
Great: 194%
Liteonit LCS-256M6S 2.5 7mm 256GB
28GB free
Firmware: DC81605
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 378 376 366 386 403 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 393
Mixed 268
SusWrite 383
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 39.3
141% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 197
178% 273 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
564GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 188 193 188 187 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 163
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 190
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$125
4TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 133 149 140 135 148 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 136
Write 123
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 142
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 111%
ASMT 2115 1TB
721GB free, PID 1153
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 224 232 225 226 236 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 227
Write 189
Mixed 204
SusWrite 229
288% 212 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 24
1,777% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 26.3
DQ Mixed 24.9
1,830% 25 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 167%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1K43CB2-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
80% Excellent
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 22.7
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 31.6
SC Mixed 23.4
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R7 Builds (Compare 2,883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $885
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