Alienware Aurora

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 54%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics11.4% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04VWF2
Memory8.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100730
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 29 '19 at 17:15
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
54% Above average
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 163
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 411
48% 363 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 54%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 460-$203
Nvidia(10DE 083D) 1GB
CLim: 650 MHz, MLim: 850 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (40 fps cap detected)
11.4% Very poor
Lighting 41.5
Reflection 42.1
Parallax 39.6
11% 41.1 fps
MRender 40.4
Gravity 41.6
Splatting 37.1
12% 39.7 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 14%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD1600JS-75NCB1 160GB
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.02E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 20 12 37 28 46 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
24.2% Poor
Read 53.2
Write 52.5
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 30.6
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 34%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 110 123 122 122 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 118
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 68%
Lacie P9220 500GB
459GB free
Firmware: 1053
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 28 32 31 31 32 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Read 33.5
Write 31
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 30.6
22% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 6 slots used
12GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 10.8
SC Mixed 13.1
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora Builds (Compare 1,553 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: $364
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