Alienware Area-51m

Performance Results

Gaming 49%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 45%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive212% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
SystemAlienware Area-51m  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware Area-51m
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201021
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 09 '21 at 10:53
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700-$281
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 75.7
1-Core 111
2-Core 231
78% 139 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 797
80% 633 Pts
64-Core 774
52% 774 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
Dell(1028 08C4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.87
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.2% Above average
Lighting 67.3
Reflection 75.3
Parallax 68.7
54% 70.4 fps
MRender 20.5
Gravity 72.2
Splatting 71.2
52% 54.6 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
891GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1216 812 838 850 851 851 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 1,352
Write 1608
Mixed 1,279
SusWrite 903
290% 1,286 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 56.4
186% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,158
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 1,007
752% 1,005 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 212%
Great: 274%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$104
927GB free
Firmware: SDM3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 126 130 126 130 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 107
Write 70.6
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 127
72% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 4.6
908% 5.43 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 22.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 31.2
SC Mixed 21.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 88.9
45% 88.9 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 84%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Area-51m Builds (Compare 1,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 112%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 111%

System: Alienware Area-51m

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $375
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