Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 56.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics4.07% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory7.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130913
Uptime8.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 08:25
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-3610QM-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56.7% Above average
SC Int 84.5
SC Float 82.1
SC Mixed 83.3
67% 83.3 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 294
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 219
43% 282 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 057B) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
4.07% Terrible
Lighting 11.7
Reflection 13.6
Parallax 8.8
3% 11.4 fps
MRender 11.6
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 17.5
5% 11.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.07%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$148
72GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 498
Write 402
Mixed 410
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 15.5
78% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 47.9
DQ Mixed 15.6
18% 29.8 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 118%
Seagate ST9250827AS 250GB
127GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 20% Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JTF25664HZ-1G6M1 16JTF51264HZ-1G6M1 8JTF25664HZ-1G6M1 16JTF51264HZ-1G6M1 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
53% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 17
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 16
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 87.1
46% 87.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53%
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 M17xR4 Builds (Compare 607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $510
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $148
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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