Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics9.73% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 01:29
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 Q 840-$280
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.85 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
39.4% Below average
SC Int 68.1
SC Float 74.7
SC Mixed 74.1
58% 72.3 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 164
39% 172 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 258
MC Mixed 250
37% 247 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Dell(1028 02A2) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
9.73% Terrible
Lighting 34.7
Reflection 21.9
Parallax 30.4
10% 29 fps
MRender 18.2
Gravity 25.1
Splatting 23
9% 22.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.73%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB-$50
99GB free
Firmware: D005 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 76.8
Write 67.8
Mixed 23.6
41% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.28
64% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273CH0-CH9 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.6% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 13.1
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 10.4
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M15x Builds (Compare 223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M15x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $150
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