Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 57.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.3% 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 Drive137% 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 (88%). 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory29.3 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 DateJun 04 '19 at 01:22
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 88%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4940MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
57.4% Above average
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 189
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 153
35% 234 Pts
64-Core 546
37% 546 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 77%
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 (87th percentile)
44.3% Average
Lighting 291
Reflection 139
Parallax 158
76% 196 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 153
Splatting 116
43% 131 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
504GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 640 615 623 743 748 754 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 1,064
Write 787
Mixed 463
SusWrite 687
167% 750 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 29.8
114% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 459
DQ Mixed 350
278% 383 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 137%
Great: 382%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 452
Write 201
Mixed 199
62% 284 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 53.8
4K Mixed 32.8
112% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 174
147% 216 MB/s
Poor: 49% Great: 75%
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 as expected (51st percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 24.6
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.2
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 1,101 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $209
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