Alienware 13

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 41.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 70% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemAlienware 13  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VMGD7
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170518
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 13:43
Run Duration73 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 70%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-4210U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
41.5% Average
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 76.6
SC Mixed 75.9
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 186
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 186
27% 183 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4400 (Mobile 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0683) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 3% Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2013)-$80
62GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 73.6
Write 74.8
Mixed 66.3
54% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.19
70% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
53.5% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 17.1
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 18.2
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 80
50% 80 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 13 Builds (Compare 175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 13

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