Alienware 13

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics15.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 70% 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 13  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0VMGD7
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '19 at 18:29
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%
CPU Throttled 70%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4210U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
27.1% Poor
1-Core 68.8
2-Core 104
43% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 170
22% 165 Pts
64-Core 182
12% 182 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 31%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 860M
Dell(1028 0683) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 24.21.13.9882
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Lighting 63.1
Reflection 38.2
Parallax 55.2
16% 52.2 fps
MRender 45.6
Gravity 55.6
Splatting 34.3
15% 45.2 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 18%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2013)-$53
874GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 48 52 50 59 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
21.5% Poor
Read 19.6
Write 6.2
Mixed 11.9
SusWrite 55.3
17% 23.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
26% 0.17 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 21.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.8% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17.1
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 14.5
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 89.3
45% 89.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 13 Builds (Compare 512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 13

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