Alienware Aurora

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 28%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 45.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.42% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory9GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 9GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemAlienware Aurora  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04VWF2
Memory4.1 GB free of 9 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100209
Uptime19.3 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '17 at 15:55
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-920-$356
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
45.9% Average
SC Int 65.3
SC Float 68.9
SC Mixed 67.4
54% 67.2 Pts
QC Int 211
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 222
50% 223 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 340
MC Mixed 327
48% 324 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 260-$250
Nvidia(10DE 0738) 1.8GB
Ram: 1.8GB, Driver: 341.44
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
6.42% Terrible
Lighting 23.4
Reflection 18.7
Parallax 11.8
6% 18 fps
MRender 15.6
Gravity 19
Splatting 12.3
7% 15.6 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.42%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 143
Write 122
Mixed 91.7
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.17
95% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$42
466GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 114
Write 111
Mixed 41.6
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.64
134% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 9GB
null MHz
2048, 1024, 2048, 1024, 2048, 1024 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 15.4
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 12.1
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora Builds (Compare 775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 23%
Desktop 46%
Workstation 25%

System: Alienware Aurora

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $443
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