Alienware Area 51

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 23.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics40.6% 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 Drive32.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemAlienware Area 51  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0J560M
Memory10 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101109
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 00:46
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 960-$369
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
23.1% Poor
Memory 38.2
1-Core 19.9
2-Core 28.7
21% 28.9 Pts
4-Core 45
8-Core 66.2
7% 55.6 Pts
64-Core 68.7
5% 68.7 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
EVGA(3842 1970) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
40.6% Average
Lighting 42.3
Reflection 48.4
Parallax 58.7
34% 49.8 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 59.5
Splatting 51.5
48% 57 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 330 Series 180GB
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 111 141 139 146 132 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
32.4% Below average
Read 204
Write 162
Mixed 169
SusWrite 132
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 13.9
4K Mixed 12.8
42% 12.9 MB/s
DQ Read 72.5
DQ Write 66.1
DQ Mixed 73.5
54% 70.7 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2010)-$30
424GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 71 84 86 86 86 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
44.6% Average
Read 79.4
Write 75
Mixed 26.9
SusWrite 76.3
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 3 slots used
12GB DIMM
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
27.8% Poor
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 8.6
MC Mixed 13.3
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 3.7
SC Write 3.7
SC Mixed 4
11% 3.8 GB/s
Latency 211
19% 211 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 58%

 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
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware Area 51

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