Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is 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 Drive143% 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory27.4 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 30 '19 at 04:16
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 way below expectations (12th percentile)
49.9% Average
1-Core 72.1
2-Core 150
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 109
32% 205 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 49.9%
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 (87th percentile)
44.3% Average
Lighting 290
Reflection 139
Parallax 158
76% 196 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
498GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 721 743 750 765 763 758 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
143% Outstanding
Read 1,029
Write 888
Mixed 395
SusWrite 750
171% 766 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 33.3
123% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 499
DQ Mixed 367
292% 402 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 143%
Great: 380%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 473
Write 200
Mixed 205
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 30.9
115% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 177
148% 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 (64th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 25
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 23.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.2%
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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