Alienware Aurora

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 37%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics12.3% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Memory14GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 14GB 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.
Very high background CPU (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0H869M
Memory11.8 GB free of 14 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100730
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 02 '19 at 21:21
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 59%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-920-$259
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
37% Below average
1-Core 65.7
2-Core 108
42% 86.9 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 345
32% 262 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 37%
Great: 58%
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 (6th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (41 fps cap detected)
12.3% Very poor
Lighting 42.1
Reflection 42.2
Parallax 40.3
11% 41.5 fps
MRender 41.9
Gravity 42.5
Splatting 37
12% 40.5 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$300
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 29 25 30 37 41 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 51% Great: 88%
Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB-$97
233GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 97 97 97 96 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 100
Write 76
Mixed 51
SusWrite 96.1
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 56%
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB
171GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
Read 29.8
Write 28.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 27.9
38% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
66% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 14GB
null MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
49.3% Average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 14.5
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 13.4
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 50%
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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 1,822 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

System: Alienware Aurora

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $344
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