Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive61.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
18 months ago, 18 months ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 11:17
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3840QM-$485
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Memory 90.4
1-Core 101
2-Core 204
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 563
60% 468 Pts
64-Core 565
38% 565 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 057B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1262 MHz, MLim: 1452 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.0
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41.8% Average
Lighting 157
Reflection 131
Parallax 146
41% 145 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 146
Splatting 109
42% 129 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_M600_MTFDDAK1T0MBF 1TB
475GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 121 137 191 141 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 374
Write 289
Mixed 196
SusWrite 141
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 48.9
4K Mixed 27
91% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 120
116% 183 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 103%
Samsung PM830 mSATA 64GB
27GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 166 166 165 166 166 MB/s
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
44.6% Average
Read 243
Write 163
Mixed 176
SusWrite 158
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 35
4K Mixed 16.8
66% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 54.5
DQ Mixed 88
73% 108 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 59%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$46
546GB free
Firmware: AX0P3D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 101 102 102 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 88.5
Write 92.2
Mixed 32
SusWrite 101
57% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
58.8% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 18.5
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $485
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