Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics4.83% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 70% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:00
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%
CPU Throttled 70%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-3740QM-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
33.7% Below average
SC Int 38.1
SC Float 47.7
SC Mixed 45.2
35% 43.7 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 147
33% 147 Pts
MC Int 243
MC Float 253
MC Mixed 452
47% 316 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4653
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
4.83% Terrible
Lighting 14.1
Reflection 21.9
Parallax 10.4
4% 15.5 fps
MRender 13.4
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.9
6% 14.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.83%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LMT-128M3M 128GB
86GB free
Firmware: VYDB Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
56.4% Above average
Read 262
Write 249
Mixed 257
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 28
4K Mixed 27.8
80% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 80.9
DQ Mixed 70.8
65% 103 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 81%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
695GB free
Firmware: 2BC10007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 92.7
Mixed 120
78% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.69
4K Mixed 0.1
30% 0.31 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 74%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2011)-$68
172GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 105
Write 69.9
Mixed 95.5
68% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.23
80% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 16GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 15
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 10.9
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 85.7
47% 85.7 ns
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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 670 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

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