Alienware ASM201

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 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 62.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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.
SystemAlienware ASM201  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0GWM1Y
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180716
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMay 22 '20 at 12:45
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 31%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700T
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.3% Good
Memory 78.4
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 166
67% 112 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 354
39% 303 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
Dell(1028 072B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1253 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.8% Poor
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 99.6
Parallax 122
0% 74 fps
MRender 76
Gravity 106
Splatting 69.9
29% 84.1 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 62 61 69 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
48.5% Average
Read 102
Write 87
Mixed 31
SusWrite 67.4
52% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 76%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 160 158 158 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 138
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 160
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 1x8GB
1 of 1 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
33.8% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 10.4
32% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 9.3
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 83.5
48% 83.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical ASM201 Builds (Compare 233 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Alienware ASM201

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HDDRAMUSB
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