Alienware Aurora R5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 65.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics83.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware Aurora R5  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01NYPT
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171213
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 25 '20 at 08:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$279
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.3% Good
Memory 59.3
1-Core 110
2-Core 213
70% 127 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 536
60% 461 Pts
64-Core 490
33% 490 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
Dell(1028 119D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2307 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.25
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Lighting 317
Reflection 287
Parallax 309
83% 304 fps
MRender 222
Gravity 303
Splatting 242
84% 256 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,420
Write 756
Mixed 473
193% 883 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 59.3
172% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 833
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 520
463% 697 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 204%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
487GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 167 167 167 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 121
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 166
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA82GU6MFR8N-TF 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
36.5% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 130
31% 130 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R5 Builds (Compare 1,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Alienware Aurora R5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $609
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