Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 21 '19 at 17:51
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
92% Outstanding
1-Core 132
2-Core 265
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 832
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 968
65% 968 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 92%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
Dell(1028 3301) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2079 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Lighting 300
Reflection 292
Parallax 296
77% 296 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 278
Splatting 230
75% 236 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba XG5 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$50
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,895
Write 1,029
Mixed 991
287% 1,305 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 49.2
209% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 288
233% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 194%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
567GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 160 165 161 168 172 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 168
Mixed 87
SusWrite 167
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1K43CB2-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
81.1% Excellent
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 22.9
82% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 25.1
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.1%
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 R7 Builds (Compare 7,615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $898
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Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $344Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $190
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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