Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 62.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is 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 Drive151% 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 (80%). 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 15 '19 at 18:05
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 80%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
62.1% Good
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 161
60% 125 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 163
42% 273 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 62.1%
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 283
Reflection 140
Parallax 144
74% 189 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 153
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: 736 754 775 771 714 729 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
151% Outstanding
Read 1083
Write 883
Mixed 442
SusWrite 746
176% 789 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 38.5
140% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 396
310% 422 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 151%
Great: 383%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 447
Write 202
Mixed 199
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 28.6
4K Mixed 20.4
61% 20.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 177
149% 217 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 above expectations (74th percentile)
77.3% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 24.8
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 26.1
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 77.3%
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 1,065 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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