Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics27.1% 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 Drive41.1% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:45
Run Duration256 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
60.4% Good
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 87.6
SC Mixed 85.2
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 297
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 438
65% 431 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 680M
Dell(1028 057B) 2GB
CLim: 758 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
27.1% Poor
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 57
Parallax 92.4
24% 73.3 fps
MRender 61.4
Gravity 86.7
Splatting 52.5
29% 66.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 32%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Series 500GB
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT09B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 396
Write 58.4
Mixed 95.8
39% 183 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 11
57% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 75.8
DQ Mixed 31.4
44% 82.4 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 91%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
555GB free
Firmware: 2AR20002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
46% Average
Read 72.6
Write 87.4
Mixed 82
61% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.32
82% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 46%
Great: 58%
WD My Passport 0827 2TB
2TB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 75.2
122% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.23
79% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
54.2% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.7
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 81%
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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 1,015 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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System: Alienware M17xR4

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