Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics43.8% 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 Drive154% 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.
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
Memory28.9 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 04:30
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 as expected (52nd percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 220
75% 161 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 343
50% 362 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 68.3%
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 (85th percentile)
43.8% Average
Lighting 259
Reflection 139
Parallax 144
68% 181 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 152
Splatting 116
43% 131 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 43.8%
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: 818 764 781 756 772 775 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 1,084
Write 888
Mixed 505
SusWrite 778
182% 814 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 38.4
141% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 393
312% 429 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 154%
Great: 380%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 431
Write 201
Mixed 206
61% 279 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 33.6
122% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 175
148% 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 above expectations (85th percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24.8
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 26.4
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.8%
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 1,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $209
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