Alienware Area 51

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 17%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics9.14% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive43.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Area 51  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0J560M
Memory10.1 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20091028
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 16:53
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Xeon W3565-$51
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
49.9% Average
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 73.8
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 239
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 363
54% 363 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 260-$250
Gigabyte(1458 34CA) 896MB
Ram: 896MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
9.14% Terrible
Lighting 35.7
Reflection 24.7
Parallax 17.1
9% 25.8 fps
MRender 20.2
Gravity 27.6
Splatting 15.7
9% 21.2 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.14%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
50GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
43.9% Average
Read 265
Write 156
Mixed 198
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 11.1
76% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 19
DQ Write 63.2
DQ Mixed 9.82
17% 30.7 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 64%
Multiple Card Reader 64GB
27GB free, PID 6366
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
18.1% Very poor
Read 31.1
Write 23.9
Mixed 26.3
34% 27.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.78
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 1.65
154% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 18.1%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 3 slots used
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
49.3% Average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 18.9
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Area 51 Builds (Compare 295 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 29%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 38%
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System: Alienware Area 51

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $924
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