Alienware Aurora-R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 59%
Workstation 48%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 66.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics111% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 6 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-R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0FPV4P
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131126
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 21:26
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4820K-$175
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
66.1% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 211
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 539
57% 445 Pts
64-Core 528
35% 528 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 406
Parallax 473
108% 429 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 418
Splatting 265
111% 310 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 280 196 288 286 271 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 304
Write 302
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 251
169% 233 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.2
258% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 159%
Great: 212%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
191GB free, PID 2312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 66 66 66 67 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
30.4% Below average
Read 68.2
Write 50
Mixed 37.4
SusWrite 66.7
73% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451U6AFR8C-PB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 31.4
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 12.8
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora-R4 Builds (Compare 4,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 45%
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System: Alienware Aurora-R4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $762
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