Alienware M18xR2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24.4% 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 Drive138% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemAlienware M18xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR2
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130131
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 19:40
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3840QM-$549
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Memory 87.8
1-Core 98
2-Core 194
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 505
58% 442 Pts
64-Core 511
34% 511 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 680M
Dell(1028 0550) 2GB
CLim: 758 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
24.4% Poor
Lighting 30.8
Reflection 23
Parallax 29.9
25% 27.9 fps
MRender 29.2
Gravity 29.5
Splatting 23.6
24% 27.4 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 799 789 796 809 807 802 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 816
Write 771
Mixed 514
SusWrite 800
163% 725 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 34.1
110% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 400
DQ Write 587
DQ Mixed 440
348% 476 MB/s
Poor: 114%
This bench: 138%
Great: 373%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 128 129 130 130 127 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 128
Write 126
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 129
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 1777 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.9% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 18.3
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 66%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR2 Builds (Compare 231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M18xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $420
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