Alienware X51 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics12.1% 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 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware X51 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0PGRP5
Memory2.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140317
Uptime6 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:24
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 i5-4460-$173
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
60.6% Good
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 88
71% 88.8 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 307
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 329
MC Mixed 308
48% 321 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 745 (OEM)-$60
Nvidia(10DE 1065) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1032 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
12.1% Very poor
Lighting 40
Reflection 32.8
Parallax 30.9
11% 34.6 fps
MRender 22.7
Gravity 35.5
Splatting 31.3
13% 29.8 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12.1%
Great: 13%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
171GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 136
Write 148
Mixed 116
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.22
58% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston K531R8-HYA 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 15.3
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 13.1
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 46.2%
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 1,357 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $463
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