Alienware Aurora-R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Aurora-R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 046MHW
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110525
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 22:44
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K-$145
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
62.3% Good
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 180
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 467
53% 408 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Zotac(19DA 3451) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
57.8% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 196
Parallax 212
58% 212 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 213
Splatting 169
57% 179 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 52 42 49 50 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
28.2% Poor
Read 51.8
Write 16.8
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 46.3
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
520GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 129 135 138 142 139 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 137
Write 104
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 136
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BD16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM 1600 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
32.2% Below average
MC Read 10.7
MC Write 9.8
MC Mixed 9.5
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora-R3 Builds (Compare 1,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Alienware Aurora-R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $500
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