Alienware M18xR2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 58.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics29.6% 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)
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemAlienware M18xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR2
Memory16.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime3 Days
Run DateSep 17 '19 at 23:34
Run Duration243 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Memory 82.5
1-Core 67.2
2-Core 104
56% 84.7 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 330
33% 260 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 77%
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 (99th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Lighting 44
Reflection 21.5
Parallax 27.9
36% 31.1 fps
MRender 28.5
Gravity 28
Splatting 22.4
23% 26.3 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 27%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 4TB-$580
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 399 391 406 406 406 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 88% Great: 134%
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$199
136GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 227 222 232 232 113 MB/s
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
65.5% Good
Read 251
Write 230
Mixed 221
SusWrite 205
51% 227 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 42.3
4K Mixed 33.9
109% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 178
139% 191 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 125%
Samsung 840 Evo mSATA 1TB
70GB free
Firmware: EXT43B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 228 222 232 232 231 MB/s
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
60.6% Good
Read 247
Write 148
Mixed 180
SusWrite 223
45% 200 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 36.1
4K Mixed 27.9
94% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 157
123% 171 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 122%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
220GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 236 232 230 235 237 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 386
Write 442
Mixed 240
SusWrite 234
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 29.8
99% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 197
148% 198 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
55.6% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 18.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 13.7
SC Mixed 14.9
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 76.1
52% 76.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR2 Builds (Compare 270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M18xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $420
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