Alienware M14xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 66.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.33% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR2
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180322
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:22
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.5% Good
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 90.2
SC Mixed 89.3
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 337
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 449
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 459
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0552) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4885
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
4.33% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 14.6
Parallax 9.3
4% 12.2 fps
MRender 12.2
Gravity 7.1
Splatting 18.5
5% 12.6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.33%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$47
865GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX1P1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 41 44 16 60 67 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 41.6
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73CB0-CK0 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
55.5% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 17.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 77.2
52% 77.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR2 Builds (Compare 754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $420
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