Alienware M14xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 14.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.36% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR2
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130131
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:47
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-3210M-$155
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
14.7% Very poor
SC Int 19.3
SC Float 22.6
SC Mixed 25.6
18% 22.5 Pts
QC Int 58.7
QC Float 50.2
QC Mixed 66.6
13% 58.5 Pts
MC Int 80.2
MC Float 83.8
MC Mixed 82.5
12% 82.2 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0552) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3262
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
1.36% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 17.2
Parallax 2.9
1% 8 fps
MRender 4.1
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 5.7
2% 4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.36%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 1TB
892GB free
Firmware: JA0OA710 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
45.1% Average
Read 76.7
Write 80.4
Mixed 79.1
59% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.13
53% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 57%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$11
28GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 136
Write 58.2
Mixed 79
104% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.22
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.44
161% 3.42 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
35.6% Below average
MC Read 12.7
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 14.2
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 7.5
20% 6.97 GB/s
Latency 120
33% 120 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M14xR2 Builds (Compare 503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M14xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $420
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