Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive174% 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0R3FWM
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190613
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 21 '19 at 21:51
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Memory 95
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
89% 153 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 695
76% 589 Pts
64-Core 694
47% 694 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 38 58 316 285 32 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
174% Outstanding
Read 1,470
Write 925
Mixed 914
SusWrite 139
191% 862 MB/s
4K Read 57.9
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 72.9
255% 90.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 224
285% 489 MB/s
Poor: 113%
This bench: 174%
Great: 233%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
882GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 181 179 182 182 183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 80.7
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 180
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D32AESBK.M8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
60.8% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 18.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 115%
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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 5,116 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $820
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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