Alienware 18

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.6% 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)
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.
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.
CPU throttled at 99% 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 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory26.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, , 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130911
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 22 '20 at 23:36
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4930MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
70.5% Very good
Memory 82.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 196
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 481
51% 398 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780M
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 849 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 389.12
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Lighting 44.8
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 28.4
36% 31.9 fps
MRender 36.4
Gravity 34.9
Splatting 28.7
28% 33.3 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 33%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDMCEAW0 11GB
10GB free
Firmware: GLi6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 88 88 88 95 95 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 447
Write 99.3
Mixed 144
SusWrite 90.8
43% 195 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 22.6
98% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 91.2
DQ Write 87.9
DQ Mixed 60.8
54% 80 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 57%
Great: 57%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 191 204 203 196 203 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 353
Write 98.1
Mixed 141
SusWrite 195
145% 197 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 5.6
1,694% 11.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 159%
Great: 186%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
56.3% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 75.8
53% 75.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 69%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $209
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