Alienware M14xR1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 51.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.12% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR1
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111224
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:10
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i7-2630QM-$199
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
51.2% Above average
SC Int 73.3
SC Float 74.2
SC Mixed 74.7
59% 74.1 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 249
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 345
MC Mixed 347
51% 342 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
Dell(1028 0491) 2GB
Driver: nvumdshimx.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
2.12% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 16
Parallax 4.5
2% 8.9 fps
MRender 6.3
Gravity 3.4
Splatting 8.8
2% 6.17 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.12%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint MP4 2.5" 500GB
227GB free
Firmware: 2AK10002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 84.9
Write 76.1
Mixed 75.2
59% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.44
105% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
32.8% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 10.1
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 34%
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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 314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $340
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