Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 140%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 99%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics112% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive295% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02XRCM
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 28 '19 at 18:40
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-9700K-$369
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
99% Outstanding
1-Core 141
2-Core 286
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 1,110
103% 837 Pts
64-Core 1,126
76% 1,126 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
Dell(1028 C723) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 662
Reflection 368
Parallax 500
174% 510 fps
MRender 367
Gravity 375
Splatting 230
110% 324 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 112%
Great: 119%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Ssdpemkf010t8 NVMe INTEL 1024GB
851GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7002 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1204 963 923 923 920 917 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
295% Outstanding
Read 2,392
Write 1,265
Mixed 1,307
SusWrite 975
330% 1,485 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 88.1
292% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,255
DQ Write 946
DQ Mixed 1,093
819% 1,098 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 295%
Great: 294%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 30.1
105% 36.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 43.7
SC Mixed 31.9
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
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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 2,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
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System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $819
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