Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52.2% 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)
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 02XRCM
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190401
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 22:33
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
1-Core 126
2-Core 309
99% 218 Pts
4-Core 616
8-Core 1096
107% 856 Pts
64-Core 1,135
76% 1,135 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
Dell(1028 12FE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2400 MHz, MLim: 3878 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.17
Relative performance (0th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Lighting 1.1
Reflection 0.9
Parallax 374
17% 125 fps
MRender 349
Gravity 354
Splatting 220
98% 307 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kxg60znv256g NVMe TOSHIBA 256GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10604105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,048
Write 1,641
Mixed 1,291
368% 1,660 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 75.7
258% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 995
DQ Write 1,304
DQ Mixed 774
689% 1,024 MB/s
Poor: 127% Great: 245%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
530GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 171 160 174 174 173 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 179
Mixed 75
SusWrite 168
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
151% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1K43DB2-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 24.2
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 26.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R8 Builds (Compare 1,491 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,000
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 580 $173Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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