Alienware Aurora

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 38.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics33.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04VWF2
Memory8.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20091028
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 29 '19 at 03:46
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7 930-$100
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
38.8% Below average
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 136
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 326
35% 270 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 680-$360
EVGA(3842 2680) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Lighting 116
Reflection 104
Parallax 158
32% 126 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 132
Splatting 87.2
35% 110 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 38%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 45 15 19 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
29.5% Poor
Read 72.3
Write 71.3
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 30.1
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.1
75% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 6 slots used
12GB DIMM
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 23
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 14.4
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora Builds (Compare 1,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Alienware Aurora

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $260
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