Alienware 14

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics3.72% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 91% 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 14  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 07MJ2Y
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180129
Uptime18.8 Days
Run DateMar 23 '19 at 15:50
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
CPU Throttled 91%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
40.8% Average
1-Core 63.6
2-Core 126
45% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 307
36% 272 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 05A9) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
3.72% Terrible
Lighting 11.8
Reflection 17.3
Parallax 22.1
4% 17.1 fps
MRender 19.3
Gravity 7.1
Splatting 17.8
4% 14.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.72%
Great: 4%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 128GB
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 36 41 50 56 63 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
24% Poor
Read 38.3
Write 27.7
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 44.5
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 24%
Great: 223%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
53.6% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 16.4
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 15.5
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 73.3
54% 73.3 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 14 Builds (Compare 1,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Alienware 14

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $209
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