Alienware 15

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 38.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.42% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive47.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware 15  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15
Memory2.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20190529
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 22:05
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4710HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Memory 58.8
1-Core 34.9
2-Core 66
36% 53.2 Pts
4-Core 94.9
8-Core 326
24% 210 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 0685) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4414
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
1.42% Terrible
Lighting 1.8
Reflection 42.9
Parallax 3.5
2% 16.1 fps
MRender 4.5
Gravity 1.2
Splatting 2.5
1% 2.73 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.42%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 97 81 77 69 62 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
47.2% Average
Read 407
Write 137
Mixed 153
SusWrite 84.3
43% 195 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 28.4
4K Mixed 14.3
56% 19.2 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 58.8
81% 151 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 73%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
575GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 111 120 114 122 122 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 118
Write 120
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 118
68% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 75%
USB DISK 2.0 4GB
1GB free, PID 4100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 24.5
Write 24
Mixed 1.7
19% 16.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
21% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KN2M64-ETB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
46.8% Average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 16.8
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 4.3
15% 5.33 GB/s
Latency 131
30% 131 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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System: Alienware 15

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