Alienware X51 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop 59%
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 81.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.9% 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)
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 (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware X51 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0PGRP5
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150713
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 00:02
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 114
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 407
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 582
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$170
AMD(1002 0B04) 2GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
30.9% Below average
Lighting 95.9
Reflection 76.7
Parallax 120
32% 97.7 fps
MRender 54.8
Gravity 79.1
Splatting 78.9
30% 70.9 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$51
499GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 164
Mixed 146
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.26
87% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston K66GKY-HYA 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 20
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X51 R2 Builds (Compare 2,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 42%
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System: Alienware X51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $450
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