Alienware M18xR2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. 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 61.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Memory14GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 14GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemAlienware M18xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR2
Memory11.6 GB free of 14 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 05 '17 at 19:47
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
61.1% Good
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 175
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 453
52% 400 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
Dell(1028 0550) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Lighting 221
Reflection 196
Parallax 216
58% 211 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 209
Splatting 171
57% 176 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$60
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
60.5% Good
Read 268
Write 208
Mixed 216
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 37.1
4K Mixed 24.3
96% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 96
94% 152 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 125%
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011)-$35
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 105
Write 100
Mixed 103
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.32
96% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 59%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT102464BF160B.C16 Hynix HMT325S6CFR8C-PB CT51264BF160BJ.M8F 14GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.8% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 16
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 17
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR2 Builds (Compare 458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware M18xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $527
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-9700K $384Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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