Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 57.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.38% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive29.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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 2 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory2.9 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 21:37
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
57.7% Above average
SC Int 77.4
SC Float 77
SC Mixed 76.2
62% 76.9 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 299
66% 294 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 362
54% 360 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4229
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
2.38% Terrible
Lighting 6.8
Reflection 9.4
Parallax 5.2
2% 7.13 fps
MRender 7
Gravity 3.9
Splatting 10.1
3% 7 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.38%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB
122GB free
Firmware: Z331 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
29.9% Poor
Read 231
Write 68.2
Mixed 78.6
27% 126 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 19.4
4K Mixed 3.35
40% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 96.9
DQ Mixed 3.39
35% 83.1 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CH9 HMT325S6BFR8C-H9 6GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
40.9% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 12.5
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 13.4
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $350
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