Alienware Aurora R5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 30%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 25%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R5  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01NYPT
Memory20.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200616
Uptime33.9 Days
Run DateApr 12 '22 at 15:49
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-6700K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 616
65% 522 Pts
64-Core 643
40% 643 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 496.49
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.8% Below average
Lighting 40.4
Reflection 43.6
Parallax 39.1
33% 41 fps
MRender 36.1
Gravity 38.9
Splatting 34.3
30% 36.4 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 36%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 125 112 150 154 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 158
Write 149
Mixed 70.9
SusWrite 125
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 114%
WD Elements 25A3 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
21.9% Poor
Read 39.8
Write 36.8
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 39.5
51% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Hynix HMA41GU6AFR8N-TF 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 23.1
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.6
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73%
Great: 115%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R5 Builds (Compare 1,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 58%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 49%

System: Alienware Aurora R5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $312
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