Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Gaming 184%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 175%
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 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 96.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics197% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive360% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02XRCM
Memory26.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '19 at 10:07
Run Duration192 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 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 Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$265
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Memory 92.9
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 1,053
98% 794 Pts
64-Core 1,049
70% 1,049 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Titan RTX-$2,500
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 24GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
197% Outstanding
Lighting 235
Reflection 240
Parallax 235
190% 236 fps
MRender 291
Gravity 250
Splatting 162
206% 234 fps
Poor: 149%
This bench: 197%
Great: 218%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$292
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1509 1676 2225 2393 1634 1583 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
360% Outstanding
Read 2,626
Write 2,338
Mixed 1,848
SusWrite 1,837
485% 2,162 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 85.6
284% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 1,405
DQ Write 1,051
DQ Mixed 1,218
914% 1,225 MB/s
Poor: 225%
This bench: 360%
Great: 393%
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$199
257GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 479 429 401 400 386 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 483
Write 464
Mixed 372
SusWrite 429
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 50.8
169% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 256
221% 325 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 114%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 3000 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.4% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 17.7
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.8
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 106%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R8 Builds (Compare 2,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $715
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