Alienware 14

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 58.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.32% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware 14  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 07MJ2Y
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140423
Uptime7.9 Days
Run DateSep 18 '20 at 15:40
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4210M
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Memory 77.8
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 158
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 239
31% 232 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 65%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 05A9) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4414
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
2.65% Terrible
Lighting 15.4
Reflection 20.7
Parallax 20.3
4% 18.8 fps
MRender 14.7
Gravity 7
Splatting 17.9
3% 13.2 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.65%
Great: 3%
Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
Dell(1028 05A9) 2GB
CLim: 1058 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 368.71
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
6.32% Terrible
Lighting 22
Reflection 21.3
Parallax 32
6% 25.1 fps
MRender 21.5
Gravity 21.7
Splatting 21.3
6% 21.5 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 6.32%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$39
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DEM9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 27 45 51 21 35 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
16.8% Very poor
Read 25.9
Write 66.3
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 32.7
24% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.8%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
50.2% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 16
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 84.7
47% 84.7 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 14 Builds (Compare 578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 14

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $279
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