Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive173% 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 (15%). 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
Memory9.7 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 21:58
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 679
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 700
47% 700 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$164
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 182
Parallax 292
62% 234 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 225
Splatting 131
56% 169 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$67
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 15 53 55 53 55 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
173% Outstanding
Read 1,470
Write 930
Mixed 915
SusWrite 120
190% 859 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 72.8
255% 90.4 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 225
284% 485 MB/s
Poor: 133%
This bench: 173%
Great: 230%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
882GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 181 183 181 183 183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 118
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 182
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
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
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19.7
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 113%
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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 1,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,000
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $500SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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