Alienware M14xR1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation 23%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 37.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics5.9% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR1
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111224
Uptime107 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 11:54
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
37.6% Below average
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 83.9
SC Mixed 79.4
66% 82 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 301
QC Mixed 141
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 244
49% 328 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 555M
Dell(1028 0491) 3GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
5.9% Terrible
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 16.6
Parallax 7
4% 13.1 fps
MRender 16.6
Gravity 17.5
Splatting 19.1
7% 17.7 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.9%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$40
449GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
41.6% Average
Read 70.3
Write 74.7
Mixed 77.5
56% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.19
57% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-PB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
55% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 17.8
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 16.5
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 55%
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 M14xR1 Builds (Compare 354 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%

System: Alienware M14xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $349
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