Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.7% 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 Drive57.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 02:44
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i7-3920XM
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 414
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 549
MC Mixed 546
82% 544 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780M
Dell(1028 057B) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 4GB, Driver: 345.20
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
31.7% Below average
Lighting 93.4
Reflection 75.3
Parallax 117
32% 95.3 fps
MRender 77.3
Gravity 82.9
Splatting 61.8
32% 74 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GS 240GB-$261
101GB free
Firmware: 5.24 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 415
Write 199
Mixed 208
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 49.2
4K Mixed 15.1
65% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 76.6
91% 161 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 82%
Samsung HN-M500MBB 500GB-$53
454GB free
Firmware: 2AR10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 102
Write 105
Mixed 57.4
65% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.34
97% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C12 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 2000 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
75.9% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 24.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 24.3
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 75.9%
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 M17xR4 Builds (Compare 827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $566
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