Alienware M18xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 99% 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware M18xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR2
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 02 '18 at 19:39
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3940XM-$344
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Memory 88.4
1-Core 118
2-Core 231
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 592
66% 509 Pts
64-Core 590
40% 590 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1172 MHz, MLim: 1452 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 353.82
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 25% Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$240
568GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 905 478 478 489 486 488 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 79% Great: 135%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
162GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 454 451 453 455 453 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 455
Mixed 355
SusWrite 451
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 34.7
111% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 366
275% 368 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 133%
Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 78 82 80 84 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 59.3
Write 59.4
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 80.9
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.4
152% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 70%
Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 3TB
818GB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 104 104 100 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
42.5% Average
Read 99.9
Write 102
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 102
128% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
99% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 M471B1G73DB0-YK0 M471B1G73QH0-YK0 Micron 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
56.5% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16.9
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR2 Builds (Compare 154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M18xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $420
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