Alienware Aurora

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics48.4% 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 Drive87.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 10 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04VWF2
Memory20.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1152 x 864 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100406
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 24 '20 at 00:31
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-920-$259
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 94.5
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 136
64% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 239
8-Core 341
38% 290 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 442.74
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
48.4% Average
Lighting 178
Reflection 165
Parallax 184
47% 176 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 171
Splatting 117
49% 146 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 512GB
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 439 435 439 445 444 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 339
Write 384
Mixed 372
SusWrite 418
86% 378 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 60.7
4K Mixed 41.9
137% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 89.8
80% 119 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 124%
Samsung PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB
70GB free
Firmware: 5D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 172 165 163 161 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
31.1% Below average
Read 200
Write 166
Mixed 138
SusWrite 161
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 8.6
4K Mixed 8.3
44% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 15.5
DQ Write 6.7
DQ Mixed 8.9
7% 10.4 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 33%
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$300
179GB free
Firmware: 12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 279 243 173 280 284 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 475
Write 447
Mixed 384
SusWrite 260
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 33
108% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 92.1
79% 115 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 101%
Seagate ST3300831AS 300GB
128GB free
Firmware: 3.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
32.2% Below average
Read 52.5
Write 14
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 59.7
30% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
133% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 36%
Seagate ST3750640NS 750GB-$38
7GB free
Firmware: 3.AEG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 70 71 68 70 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
40.3% Average
Read 71
Write 69
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 69.5
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6x4GB
6 of 6 slots used
24GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
52.3% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 19.9
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 12.9
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 62%
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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 2,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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System: Alienware Aurora

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $334
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