Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemAlienware Aurora-R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 046MHW
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110525
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 21 '19 at 22:54
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K-$145
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
67.8% Good
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 562
58% 457 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-$329
EVGA(3842 0781) 3GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51.1% Above average
Lighting 163
Reflection 127
Parallax 206
43% 165 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 187
Splatting 109
52% 145 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
853GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 100 96 105 85 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 179
Write 102
Mixed 30
SusWrite 94
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
137% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 218%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 335 404 395 425 434 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 416
Write 276
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 383
204% 283 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 2.1
756% 5.37 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 230%
Great: 224%
WD My Passport 25EA 4TB
2TB free, PID 25ea
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 83 93 92 95 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 93.7
Write 87.8
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 91.5
107% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.2
61% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF51264AZ 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 17.1
MC Mixed 15.2
47% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora-R3 Builds (Compare 1,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Alienware Aurora-R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $406
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