Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics7.42% 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 Drive91.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 2 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.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 27 '16 at 14:44
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Memory 75.9
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 87.1
55% 81.4 Pts
4-Core 137
8-Core 198
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660M
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6839
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
7.42% Terrible
Lighting 24.3
Reflection 20.3
Parallax 30.7
6% 25.1 fps
MRender 26.2
Gravity 25.3
Splatting 27.9
8% 26.5 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 7.42%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 960GB-$159
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 425
Mixed 430
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 29.3
114% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 59.2
95% 186 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 99%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2011)-$57
628GB free
Firmware: 1A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
44.4% Average
Read 120
Write 35.4
Mixed 52.2
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 0.08
4K Mixed 0.07
33% 0.24 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 72%
WD My Book 640GB
104GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
21% Poor
Read 38
Write 39.7
Mixed 10.3
35% 29.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.26
85% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 16GB
0, 1600, 0, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.5% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.6
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 10.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 88.6
45% 88.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 50%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $495
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