Alienware X51 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
SystemAlienware X51 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 026CD3
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170525
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 23:30
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i7-6700-$295
0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 381
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 613
91% 606 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$180
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 127
Reflection 107
Parallax 118
38% 117 fps
MRender 81.1
Gravity 111
Splatting 75.5
39% 89.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
210GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 393
Mixed 407
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 25.7
145% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 112
129% 222 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
224GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 153
Mixed 142
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.3
102% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A5143EB1-CPB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 68.3
58% 68.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X51 R3 Builds (Compare 548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Alienware X51 R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $475
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