Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 55%
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.6% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02XRCM
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1862 x 1058 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210906
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateNov 26 '22 at 07:46
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 1660 + 9400F How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-9400-$161
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 120
2-Core 241
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 692
73% 586 Pts
64-Core 662
41% 662 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$143
Dell(1028 3794) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 517.48
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
63.6% Good
Lighting 82
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 73.7
67% 80.3 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 77.5
Splatting 68.5
57% 69.9 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 73%
Drive BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$34
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 50 67 72 75 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 125
Write 180
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 61.5
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
121% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown HMA81GU6DJR8N-VK 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 12.4
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 13.6
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 48%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aurora R8 Builds (Compare 1,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 102%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $458
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