Alienware 18 Notebook: Haswell, GeForce GTX 780M

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SiSoft SANDRA & Cinebench

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).

Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic Benchmarks



There was no contest here in the multimedia tests, but the Alienware 18 did produce a relatively weak Arithmetic score, third-worst in the bunch.



The memory score is nothing particularly memorable, but the Physical Disks performance is excellent, falling only to the Alienware M18x R2 and its RAID 0 SSD configuration.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance
Maxon's Cinebench R11.5 benchmark is based on Maxon's Cinema 4D software used for 3D content creation chores and tests both the CPU and GPU in separate benchmark runs. On the CPU side, Cinebench renders a photorealistic 3D scene by tapping into up to 64 processing threads (CPU) to process more than 300,000 total polygons, while the GPU benchmark measures graphics performance by manipulating nearly 1 million polygons and huge amounts of textures.



It’s not surprising to see that the Alienware 18’s overclocked CPU delivered one of the best scores, nor that the dual GeForce GTX 780Ms produced the best OpenGL score by a good bit.

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