Alienware 18

Performance Results

Gaming 29%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics23.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140623
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:37
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 Core i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70.2% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 97.6
79% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 346
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 520
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 M290X
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
23.8% Poor
Lighting 73.1
Reflection 79
Parallax 86.3
24% 79.5 fps
MRender 49.3
Gravity 51.6
Splatting 72.1
24% 57.7 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 23.8%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit DMT-80 11GB
10GB free
Firmware: MD1H
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 423
Write 201
Mixed 271
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 9.73
68% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 9.87
54% 121 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 69%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 170
Mixed 166
133% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.26
96% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 105%
Great: 244%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
31.4% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 8.4
28% 9.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 11.2
SC Mixed 10.7
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 576 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 26%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 38%
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System: Alienware 18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $209
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