Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 117%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive252% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:47
Run Duration80 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i7-8700K-$370
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
117% Outstanding
SC Int 150
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 146
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 562
QC Float 612
QC Mixed 572
132% 582 Pts
MC Int 972
MC Float 1283
MC Mixed 1,151
169% 1,135 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 117%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
Dell(1028 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Lighting 214
Reflection 194
Parallax 220
67% 209 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 206
Splatting 163
73% 171 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 2,770
Write 1,406
Mixed 1,439
411% 1,871 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 26.8
166% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 55.3
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 28.5
64% 124 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 252%
Great: 258%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 00002C0F 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6H1 00009B001100 BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 00002C0F 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6H1 32GB
2666, 2666, 2666, 2666 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
86.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 26.7
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 28.4
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 80%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R7 Builds (Compare 2,975 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $765
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $360Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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