Alienware M18xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 63%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.3% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemAlienware M18xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M18xR2
Memory23.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 03 '21 at 14:08
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3610QM-$390
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
63% Good
Memory 76.5
1-Core 82.5
2-Core 151
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 402
43% 335 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660M
Dell(1028 0550) 2GB
CLim: 950 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
7.3% Terrible
Lighting 7.5
Reflection 11.9
Parallax 10.4
6% 9.93 fps
MRender 12.1
Gravity 10.6
Splatting 9.3
9% 10.7 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.3%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 69 73 68 114 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 95.3
Write 84.1
Mixed 108
SusWrite 86
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 6.2
1,051% 5.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 163%
Lacie Rugged Mini USB3 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 153E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 115 112 114 115 116 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 87
Write 106
Mixed 73.4
SusWrite 113
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.6
174% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown V02L3SF8GB52852818 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 1777 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
58.1% Above average
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.5
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 16.3
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 87.3
46% 87.3 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M18xR2 Builds (Compare 264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
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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