Alienware 15

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 54.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 15  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190529
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 00:25
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4210H
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
54.9% Above average
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 173
66% 136 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 262
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 965M
Dell(1028 0685) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8205
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
22% Poor
Lighting 99.2
Reflection 77.8
Parallax 83.3
26% 86.8 fps
MRender 57.3
Gravity 79.5
Splatting 56.6
22% 64.5 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$46
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 78 93 99 100 100 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 89.5
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
48.9% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.6
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 16.5
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 Builds (Compare 1,558 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 15

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