Alienware Area 51

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 60%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 64.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.66% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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.
SystemAlienware Area 51  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0J560M
Memory2.8 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20091028
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 05:28
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-920-$249
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
64.7% Good
Memory 93.7
1-Core 66.1
2-Core 129
62% 96.2 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 333
33% 264 Pts
64-Core 320
22% 320 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 5870
AMD(1002 0B00) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Relative performance (0th percentile)
7.66% Terrible
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 20.8
Parallax 25
0% 15.4 fps
MRender 14.3
Gravity 21.4
Splatting 11.2
16% 15.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 7.66%
Great: 21%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB-$46
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GA0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 109 10 7.6 12 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 97.8
Write 100
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 59.7
61% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x2GB
3 of 3 slots used
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
51% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 19.9
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 12.7
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 51%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Area 51 Builds (Compare 323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 70%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware Area 51

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $345
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