Alienware M18xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics44.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
16 months ago, 16 months ago.
SystemAlienware M18xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR2
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 06 '18 at 14:40
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3840QM-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
63.4% Good
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 184
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 496
55% 422 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
44.1% Average
Lighting 300
Reflection 108
Parallax 88.5
79% 166 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 152
Splatting 116
43% 130 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2013)-$68
473GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 43 72 79 90 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 107
Write 106
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 60.9
63% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-PB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
56.9% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 17.5
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 56.9%
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 M18xR2 Builds (Compare 458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware M18xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $527
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