Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 46.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics10.9% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 09:20
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
46.8% Average
SC Int 64.5
SC Float 66.9
SC Mixed 65.5
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 231
53% 235 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 337
50% 334 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660M
Dell(1028 0580) 2GB
CLim: 950 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Lighting 27.3
Reflection 22
Parallax 34.5
9% 27.9 fps
MRender 25.5
Gravity 32.8
Splatting 27.4
12% 28.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011)-$75
294GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 8.11
51% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.25
87% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-PB Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
54.5% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 17.4
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 13.8
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 54.5%
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 666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $480
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