Alienware 13

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 38.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics5.09% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive50.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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.
SystemAlienware 13  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 02C3X1
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141201
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 19:22
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User COL-User
Background CPU 17%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-5500U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
38.1% Below average
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 88.7
42% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 194
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 5500 (Mobile 0.95 GHz)
Dell(1028 06A3) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
5.09% Terrible
Lighting 16.9
Reflection 167
Parallax 22
5% 68.8 fps
MRender 16.3
Gravity 15.8
Splatting 26.9
6% 19.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.09%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 512GB
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 41 24 31 31 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 349
Write 59.4
Mixed 111
SusWrite 41.8
30% 140 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 17.5
84% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 74.3
DQ Mixed 76.8
89% 162 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 82%
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 (42nd percentile)
52.9% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 16.7
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 15.5
38% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 77.6
52% 77.6 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52.9%
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 558 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 13

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