Alienware 18

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 48.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics28.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory28.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 23 '18 at 00:51
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4940MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
48.2% Average
Memory 80.8
1-Core 23
2-Core 46.3
38% 50 Pts
4-Core 87.5
8-Core 220
18% 154 Pts
64-Core 622
42% 622 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 880M
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 993 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
28.4% Poor
Lighting 100
Reflection 83.9
Parallax 109
26% 97.5 fps
MRender 80.2
Gravity 102
Splatting 71.3
29% 84.6 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
762GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 511 887 894 895 762 679 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 758
Write 728
Mixed 564
SusWrite 771
159% 705 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 18.7
70% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 277
186% 226 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 108%
Great: 382%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
52.7% Above average
MC Read 17
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 16.5
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 7.8
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 79.1
50% 79.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 66%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 18

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