Alienware X51 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 78.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware X51 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0PGRP5
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140317
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:21
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i7-4770-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
78.4% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 390
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 583
MC Mixed 578
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
AMD(1002 0B04) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 113
Reflection 87.7
Parallax 147
39% 116 fps
MRender 60.7
Gravity 91.1
Splatting 87.8
34% 79.9 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 39%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
446GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 142
Write 160
Mixed 117
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.14
64% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451U6AFR8C-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
55.7% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 16.6
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 16
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X51 R2 Builds (Compare 1,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Alienware X51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $449
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