Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 93.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics90.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive312% 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.
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.
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02XRCM
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 20 '19 at 16:50
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$375
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
1-Core 133
2-Core 258
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 1,055
98% 794 Pts
64-Core 1,050
70% 1,050 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
Dell(1028 12FE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Lighting 367
Reflection 295
Parallax 351
96% 337 fps
MRender 329
Gravity 303
Splatting 210
91% 280 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pm981a NVMe Samsung 512GB
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1381 955 762 775 765 758 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
312% Outstanding
Read 2,521
Write 2,390
Mixed 1,759
SusWrite 900
423% 1,892 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 87.3
293% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,515
DQ Write 1,402
DQ Mixed 1,399
1,066% 1,439 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 312%
Great: 313%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 216 217 215 220 216 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 53% Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown XJ69DF-MIE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.6
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 26.2
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 26.5
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 94%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R8 Builds (Compare 3,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $775
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