Alienware 18

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42.9% 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 Drive132% 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 (97%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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
Memory28.1 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 14 '19 at 05:23
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 97%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
68.2% Good
Memory 88.2
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 126
64% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 467
46% 364 Pts
64-Core 529
36% 529 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.2%
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 below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.9% Average
Lighting 293
Reflection 140
Parallax 159
77% 197 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 147
Splatting 116
42% 128 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
500GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 732 644 699 672 744 753 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 1,010
Write 652
Mixed 376
SusWrite 707
153% 686 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 37.1
96% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 458
DQ Mixed 375
289% 389 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 132%
Great: 387%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 425
Write 188
Mixed 202
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 23.4
86% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 176
148% 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 below expectations (36th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.6
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 18.8
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 18

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