Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive59.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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-R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 046MHW
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110525
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:02
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-2600K-$375
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
63.1% Good
SC Int 89.6
SC Float 89.7
SC Mixed 89.9
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 308
70% 308 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 457
67% 445 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6990 (Crossfire Disabled)
AMD(1002 1B2A) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
24.3% Poor
Lighting 78
Reflection 56.1
Parallax 79.1
24% 71.1 fps
MRender 40.5
Gravity 69.8
Splatting 61.8
24% 57.4 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$50
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O0918B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 513
Write 196
Mixed 284
72% 331 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 16.7
77% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.2
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 65.6
57% 80.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 92%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
801GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 102
Write 95.4
Mixed 88.5
72% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.42
122% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 73%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$53
755GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3EA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 120
Write 140
Mixed 119
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.41
100% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2011)-$75
41GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 70.2
Write 81.5
Mixed 82.1
59% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.2
75% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5273CH0 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
48.4% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 14.9
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 17.1
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora-R3 Builds (Compare 627 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Alienware Aurora-R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $743
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