Alienware Aurora R5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 57%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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.
Graphics61.5% 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 (59%). 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
Memory4.8 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 06:34
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 59%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 361
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 541
MC Float 640
MC Mixed 595
88% 592 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
Dell(1028 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
61.5% Good
Lighting 183
Reflection 169
Parallax 203
59% 185 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 174
Splatting 120
63% 147 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
796GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 159
Mixed 151
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.27
95% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
547GB free
Firmware: 0108
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 76.5
Write 112
Mixed 68.9
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.04
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.38
135% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 64%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
631GB free, PID d000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 107
Write 107
Mixed 96.1
133% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.16
64% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 44.1%
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 (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
66.8% Good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.1
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 74
54% 74 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 79%
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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 1,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 63%

System: Alienware Aurora R5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $669
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