Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 77.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
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.
SystemAlienware 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150904
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 29 '19 at 03:05
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 2.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
77.1% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 247
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 592
64% 498 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 77.1%
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: 425.31
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 151
Reflection 143
Parallax 159
40% 151 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 135
Splatting 118
39% 126 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K750 2.5" 750GB-$68
544GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JF4OA100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 84 97 100 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 97.2
Write 93.9
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 91.7
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$50
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 78 82 82 78 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 76.5
Write 73.4
Mixed 48.6
SusWrite 79.8
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 63%
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 (84th percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 23.3
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 66.1
61% 66.1 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78%
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 1,074 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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