Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 74.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 Drive147% 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 (49%). 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
Memory29.2 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 15 '19 at 17:52
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 49%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
74.9% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 602
65% 505 Pts
64-Core 595
40% 595 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 74.9%
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 (88th percentile)
44.3% Average
Lighting 281
Reflection 140
Parallax 146
74% 189 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 154
Splatting 116
43% 131 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
499GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 762 717 712 681 721 748 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
147% Outstanding
Read 1,062
Write 424
Mixed 432
SusWrite 724
147% 660 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 37.6
135% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 482
DQ Mixed 363
289% 398 MB/s
Poor: 99%
This bench: 147%
Great: 383%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 462
Write 203
Mixed 212
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 30.5
116% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 175
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 below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.3% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 24.3
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 25.9
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.3%
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 1,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 18

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