Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 31.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110105
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 09:06
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 Q 720-$100
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
31.4% Below average
SC Int 59.8
SC Float 48
SC Mixed 43.2
40% 50.3 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 152
QC Mixed 158
34% 152 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 218
MC Mixed 210
31% 209 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS543225L9SA02 250GB
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FBEA Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
30.6% Below average
Read 53.2
Write 53.6
Mixed 49.3
39% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.17
41% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT102464BF160B.C16 859B CT8G3S160BM.M16FN 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.6% Below average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 12.7
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 9.3
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M15x Builds (Compare 384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M15x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $150
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