Alienware M18xR1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.2% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemAlienware M18xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR1
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 21 '20 at 15:30
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2860QM-$469
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Memory 90.5
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 158
69% 112 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 432
48% 372 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780M
Dell(1028 048F) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 4GB, Driver: 345.20
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 56.1
Reflection 28.8
Parallax 36.9
45% 40.6 fps
MRender 37
Gravity 27.4
Splatting 27
23% 30.5 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 33%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$73
593GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 97 82 102 111 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 98.6
66% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 64%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$73
615GB free
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 99 100 99 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 97.8
Write 101
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 99.1
64% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1866 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 18.5
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 17.4
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 66.5
60% 66.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 69%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR1 Builds (Compare 165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M18xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $100
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