Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 15%
Tree trunk
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 6.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics3.26% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20091216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:54
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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 720-$68
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
6.7% Terrible
SC Int 12.9
SC Float 12.1
SC Mixed 11.3
10% 12.1 Pts
QC Int 19.4
QC Float 32.4
QC Mixed 30.7
6% 27.5 Pts
MC Int 68.4
MC Float 56.4
MC Mixed 38.6
8% 54.5 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 6.7%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M
Dell(1028 02A2) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
3.26% Terrible
Lighting 12
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 4.6
3% 9.3 fps
MRender 8
Gravity 9.3
Splatting 7.6
4% 8.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.26%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$45
436GB free
Firmware: 0004SDM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
39.4% Below average
Read 79.4
Write 58.1
Mixed 61.8
50% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.39
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.17 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 9905428-435.A00LF 0198 99U5428-063.A00LF 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
17.8% Very poor
MC Read 5
MC Write 5.1
MC Mixed 9.3
18% 6.47 GB/s
SC Read 1.6
SC Write 3.2
SC Mixed 3.5
8% 2.77 GB/s
Latency 153
26% 153 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 18%
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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 234 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

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