Alienware M18xR1

Performance Results

Gaming 24%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 20%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 67.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics29.4% 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 Drive93.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemAlienware M18xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR1
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 22 '20 at 22:11
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2860QM-$469
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
67.3% Good
Memory 78.7
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 172
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 432
48% 367 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 680M
Dell(1028 048F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 758 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Lighting 43
Reflection 22
Parallax 28.3
35% 31.1 fps
MRender 28.7
Gravity 28.6
Splatting 22.6
23% 26.6 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$91
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 393 403 390 389 386 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 446
Write 384
Mixed 365
SusWrite 394
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 32.6
114% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 284
237% 342 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-PB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
53.5% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 17.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 14.9
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 83
48% 83 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR1 Builds (Compare 189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop 59%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M18xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $300
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