Alienware Aurora R7

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics115% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora R7  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VDT73
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180126
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 04:57
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-8400-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 439
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 649
99% 660 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$400
Dell(1028 3471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 370
Reflection 354
Parallax 372
115% 365 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 354
Splatting 235
115% 264 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 115%
Great: 129%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OAC70 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 139
Write 153
Mixed 147
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.14
54% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6H1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
83.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 24.5
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 24.7
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 85%
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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 2,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $750
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