Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 28.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics9.76% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 70% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory20.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateAug 18 '18 at 04:43
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
CPU Throttled 70%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3820QM-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
28.3% Poor
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 87.6
32% 67.5 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 218
23% 180 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.3%
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: 373.6
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
9.76% Terrible
Lighting 36.5
Reflection 36
Parallax 46.1
10% 39.5 fps
MRender 26.3
Gravity 35.5
Splatting 32.5
10% 31.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.76%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 1 Volume 1TB
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 52 51 56 57 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 87
Write 84.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 53.8
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.8
365% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BF160B.C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
47.2% Average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 10.7
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 92.8
43% 92.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.2%
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 M17xR4 Builds (Compare 1,683 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $448
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