Alienware M14xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 18%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 12.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics9.34% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive31.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR2
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130913
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:24
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 i5-3210M-$155
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
12.7% Very poor
SC Int 13.8
SC Float 16.8
SC Mixed 17.9
13% 16.2 Pts
QC Int 66.6
QC Float 69.1
QC Mixed 66.5
15% 67.4 Pts
MC Int 47.7
MC Float 53.3
MC Mixed 56.2
8% 52.4 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 12.7%
Great: 46%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
Dell(1028 0552) 1GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9125
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
9.34% Terrible
Lighting 22.9
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 27.1
8% 22.9 fps
MRender 22.7
Gravity 28.3
Splatting 24.2
11% 25.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.34%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LX 256GB-$129
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0307A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 150 147 200 148 214 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.6% Below average
Read 197
Write 201
Mixed 149
SusWrite 170
40% 179 MB/s
4K Read 7.7
4K Write 11.3
4K Mixed 14.3
36% 11.1 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 44.4
DQ Mixed 30.9
24% 33.1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 97%
Samsung PM830 mSATA 32GB
29GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 83 79 83 84 83 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
22.9% Poor
Read 212
Write 84.7
Mixed 102
SusWrite 82.1
26% 120 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 12.1
4K Mixed 7.5
27% 8.97 MB/s
DQ Read 20.4
DQ Write 29.7
DQ Mixed 16.4
15% 22.2 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 22.9%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI Samsung M471B5173DB0-YK0 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
23.7% Poor
MC Read 9.5
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 8.4
25% 8.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.4
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 3
13% 4.53 GB/s
Latency 202
20% 202 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR2 Builds (Compare 923 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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