Alienware M18xR1

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics2.07% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
SystemAlienware M18xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR1
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111129
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 20:54
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2630QM-$199
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
1-Core 21.1
2-Core 42.1
15% 31.6 Pts
4-Core 78.9
8-Core 107
12% 92.9 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 48%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M
Dell(1028 048F) 1.5GB
CLim: 775 MHz, MLim: 625 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 389.12
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
2.07% Terrible
Lighting 6.6
Reflection 6.8
Parallax 6.5
2% 6.63 fps
MRender 5.9
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 5.7
2% 6.37 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 2.07%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD320 128GB-$92
16GB free
Firmware: 5.0.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 81 75 71 70 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
23.5% Poor
Read 156
Write 127
Mixed 142
SusWrite 77.3
28% 126 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 8.2
4K Mixed 7.4
24% 7.4 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 86.3
73% 106 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 63%
Seagate Momentus Thin 7200 2.5" 320GB-$28
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 54 68 93 100 104 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 115
Write 104
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 82.7
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5428-059.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
36.5% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 13.6
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 5
15% 5.17 GB/s
Latency 123
32% 123 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR1 Builds (Compare 335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

System: Alienware M18xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $200
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HDDRAMUSB
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