Alienware Aurora R5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 57%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R5  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01NYPT
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171213
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 06:13
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i7-6700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 361
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 536
MC Float 635
MC Mixed 594
88% 588 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
Dell(1028 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 184
Reflection 170
Parallax 203
59% 186 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 174
Splatting 119
63% 147 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
797GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 153
Mixed 168
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.31
101% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 102%
Great: 113%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
547GB free
Firmware: 0108
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 80.4
Write 109
Mixed 73.9
66% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.32
4K Write 3.55
4K Mixed 0.35
160% 1.74 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 65%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
631GB free, PID d000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 99.7
132% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.16
56% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451U6AFR8N-TF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
66.9% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 20.2
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 77%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R5 Builds (Compare 1,847 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 62%

System: Alienware Aurora R5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $630
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