Alienware Area-51 R2

Performance Results

Gaming 62%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 52%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive17.5% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware Area-51 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0XJKKD
Memory4.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150127
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateApr 09 '18 at 23:12
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-5820K-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
71.3% Very good
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 94.2
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 346
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 662
MC Float 672
MC Mixed 657
100% 664 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 194
Parallax 213
65% 205 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 181
Splatting 140
67% 158 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 2.5 7mm 128GB
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT08D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.5% Very poor
Read 363
Write 13.4
Mixed 34.3
29% 137 MB/s
4K Read 4.57
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.57
8% 1.81 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 70%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABX0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 162
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 108%
7GB free, PID null
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
7.63% Terrible
Read 20.2
Write 9.33
Mixed 12.7
16% 14.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.89
4K Write 0.49
4K Mixed 0.46
50% 1.95 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.63%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5143DB0-CPB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 32.2
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.7
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 101%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Area-51 R2 Builds (Compare 1,662 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 103%
Desktop 70%
Workstation 70%
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System: Alienware Area-51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $780
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