Alienware 18

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 60%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.74% 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 Drive43.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). 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 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 18
Memory12.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130528
Uptime36.1 Days
Run DateJan 16 '21 at 14:27
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 21%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
60% Above average
Memory 83.7
1-Core 60.1
2-Core 104
54% 82.5 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 277
31% 238 Pts
64-Core 284
19% 284 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 60%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770M
Dell(1028 05AB) 3GB
CLim: 862 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 425.31
Relative performance (0th percentile)
7.74% Terrible
Lighting 8.3
Reflection 8.2
Parallax 9.6
7% 8.7 fps
MRender 10
Gravity 11.3
Splatting 8.9
9% 10.1 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 7.74%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
MT-256 256GB
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 107 54 7.9 18 70 MB/s
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
43.3% Average
Read 151
Write 110
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 44.6
22% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 18
84% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 51.4
82% 158 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 99%
PNY CS90 0 960GB SSD
145GB free
Firmware: CS90
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 18 18 18 18 18 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
12.2% Very poor
Read 38.3
Write 41.3
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 18.3
8% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 8.9
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 7.7
29% 9.27 MB/s
DQ Read 9.3
DQ Write 16.3
DQ Mixed 15.9
11% 13.8 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 94%
Maxtor Z 1 SSD 960GB
873GB free
Firmware: STKS
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 18 18 18 18 18 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
14.2% Very poor
Read 37.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 18.3
8% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 12.4
4K Mixed 9.9
35% 11 MB/s
DQ Read 13.8
DQ Write 16.9
DQ Mixed 13.7
11% 14.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 59%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2011)-$90
663GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 124 119 107 122 124 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 125
Write 120
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 119
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB Micron 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 HMT451S6AFR8A-PB Micron 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
51.3% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 15.7
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 15.3
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 18

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