Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 70%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics36.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0R3FWM
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190613
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateAug 12 '19 at 05:52
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th 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-$155
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
70% Good
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 608
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 661
44% 661 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
Dell(1028 3735) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.17
Relative performance (0th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Lighting 123
Reflection 129
Parallax 136
32% 129 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 150
Splatting 104
42% 135 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
734GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 115 99 61 75 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 124
Write 150
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 94.9
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GU6JJR8N-VK 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.7
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 16.2
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 78.7
51% 78.7 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 72.9%
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 2,257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $800
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