Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 69.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.9% 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)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory19.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 14:54
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
69.9% Good
SC Int 98.5
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 340
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 503
74% 496 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 057B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
28.9% Poor
Lighting 70.3
Reflection 73.4
Parallax 77
22% 73.6 fps
MRender 80.5
Gravity 65
Splatting 105
34% 83.4 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 101%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$293
208GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 74% Great: 117%
Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 500GB
94GB free
Firmware: EMT41B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
62.4% Good
Read 268
Write 209
Mixed 217
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 31.7
99% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 87.6
88% 144 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 113%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$249
80GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 500
Write 343
Mixed 353
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 19.9
89% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 92.3
111% 197 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 M471B1G73DB0-YK0 Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
55.1% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 16.6
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.7
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 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 745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $560
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HDDRAMUSB
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