Alienware 18

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. 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 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics43.9% 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 Drive139% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemAlienware 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 30 '19 at 06:56
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
71% Very good
Memory 90.6
1-Core 113
2-Core 213
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 123
36% 228 Pts
64-Core 548
37% 548 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
43.9% Average
Lighting 291
Reflection 139
Parallax 158
76% 196 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 152
Splatting 116
43% 130 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
505GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 705 757 771 738 754 768 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 1,075
Write 839
Mixed 424
SusWrite 749
172% 772 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 28.1
112% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 322
256% 356 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 139%
Great: 377%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 448
Write 202
Mixed 208
62% 286 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 54.1
4K Mixed 24.8
102% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 173
147% 216 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 2133 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 2000 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 25
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 24.1
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 25%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 21%

System: Alienware 18

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