Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (69%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02XRCM
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190613
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateAug 25 '19 at 08:06
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 69%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9400
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 712
76% 594 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$272
Dell(1028 375D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
73% Very good
Lighting 297
Reflection 209
Parallax 267
78% 258 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 258
Splatting 171
73% 216 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 73%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
470GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 121 138 141 147 136 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 152
Write 157
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 132
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64AZ-2G6E1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 24.8
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 26.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R8 Builds (Compare 2,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $760
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