Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics114% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0R3FWM
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190401
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJun 10 '19 at 21:34
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 242
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 690
74% 576 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$650
MSI(1462 3722) ≥ 4GB; MSI Ventus RTX 2080 8GB OC
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Lighting 477
Reflection 391
Parallax 479
125% 449 fps
MRender 351
Gravity 397
Splatting 232
114% 327 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 114%
Great: 133%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 448 456 468 459 449 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 354
Mixed 298
SusWrite 454
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 46.3
168% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 274
227% 327 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 116%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1K43CB2-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
MC Read 34.5
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 24.6
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 27.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R8 Builds (Compare 2,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $819
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HDDRAMUSB
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