Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02XRCM
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190822
Uptime8 Days
Run DateNov 20 '19 at 23:10
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 241
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 717
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
Dell(1028 3794) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 2146 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 267
Reflection 217
Parallax 231
70% 239 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 216
Splatting 169
59% 177 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
736GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 131 78 90 163 149 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 168
Write 174
Mixed 75
SusWrite 125
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 84%
Great: 116%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
13GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 3 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.8 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
9.19% Terrible
Read 20.5
Write 12.5
Mixed 1.8
SusWrite 5.2
11% 10 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 2.1
134% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.19%
Great: 16%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32GB
29GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.4 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
6.41% Terrible
Read 20.3
Write 3
Mixed 6.8
SusWrite 4.4
9% 8.62 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 2.4
114% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.41%
Great: 16%
Verbatim STORE N GO 8GB
7GB free, PID 0302
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 12 12 12 12 12 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
6.09% Terrible
Read 20
Write 11.5
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 11.7
16% 12.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
10% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 6.09%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1K43DB2-CTD 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 12.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 14.2
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 49%
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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 2,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $760
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