Alienware Aurora R8

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics121% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware Aurora R8  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0R3FWM
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190822
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 25 '19 at 06:20
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-9600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
103% Outstanding
1-Core 146
2-Core 292
103% 219 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 859
94% 727 Pts
64-Core 819
55% 819 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
Dell(1028 3735) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 3800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Lighting 419
Reflection 339
Parallax 471
110% 410 fps
MRender 403
Gravity 417
Splatting 249
122% 356 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 121%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kxg60znv256g NVMe TOSHIBA 256GB
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10604103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,014
Write 1,627
Mixed 1,270
363% 1,637 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 79
275% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,161
DQ Write 1,396
DQ Mixed 787
730% 1,115 MB/s
Poor: 134% Great: 249%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
441GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 165 166 168 168 167 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 165
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 167
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown XJ69DF-MIE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 27
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 29.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 77%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 95%
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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 2,847 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
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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