Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 53%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics12.5% 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 Drive59.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 5 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
3 years ago, 3 years ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 22 '14 at 15:48
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%

 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 Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
53% Above average
SC Int 77.7
SC Float 71.3
SC Mixed 70.7
59% 73.2 Pts
QC Int 208
QC Float 75.7
QC Mixed 278
43% 187 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 251
MC Mixed 288
34% 228 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 53%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.3.0.0
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 45
Reflection 31.4
Parallax 40.5
13% 39 fps
MRender 21
Gravity 30
Splatting 34.3
12% 28.4 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
182GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
59.8% Above average
Read 269
Write 258
Mixed 231
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 22.2
84% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 75.9
83% 137 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 111%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$52
891GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 94.8
Write 86.2
Mixed 76.3
64% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.25
83% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52%
Great: 63%
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB-$90
59GB free, PID 106c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
36.8% Below average
Read 173
Write 44.5
Mixed 35.9
81% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.84
4K Write 0.26
4K Mixed 0.28
36% 1.79 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 52%
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Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
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System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $274
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