Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 27%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics5.9% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive57.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110304
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:27
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 Core2 Quad Q9000-$330
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
27% Poor
SC Int 49
SC Float 28.5
SC Mixed 36.3
30% 37.9 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 142
34% 149 Pts
MC Int 191
MC Float 112
MC Mixed 139
22% 147 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 27%
Great: 30%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M
Dell(1028 02A1) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
5.9% Terrible
Lighting 23.2
Reflection 19.8
Parallax 8.1
6% 17 fps
MRender 14.2
Gravity 17.3
Splatting 11.6
6% 14.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.9%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSC2BA400G3 400GB
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5DV10270
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 194 199 205 203 205 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
57.6% Above average
Read 218
Write 206
Mixed 208
SusWrite 198
47% 208 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 28
93% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 175
130% 173 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM 15h Reserved
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
17.5% Very poor
MC Read 6.1
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 5.1
16% 5.5 GB/s
SC Read 3.2
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 4.6
12% 4.27 GB/s
Latency 96.4
42% 96.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17x Builds (Compare 361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M17x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $172
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