Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 70.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.1% 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 DateAug 03 '19 at 17:21
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 above expectations (66th percentile)
70.1% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 205
76% 159 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 595
61% 481 Pts
64-Core 600
40% 600 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 70.1%
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)
44.1% Average
Lighting 291
Reflection 139
Parallax 159
76% 196 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 152
Splatting 116
43% 131 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
497GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 833 763 762 766 788 771 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 1,088
Write 898
Mixed 473
SusWrite 780
181% 810 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 38.2
138% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 540
DQ Mixed 393
313% 430 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 154%
Great: 380%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 476
Write 203
Mixed 211
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 33.2
121% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 176
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 (84th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 24.9
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 26.1
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 77.6%
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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