Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.9% 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)
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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 11:29
Run Duration226 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3840QM-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
65.9% Good
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 566
56% 446 Pts
64-Core 562
38% 562 Pts
Poor: 18%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 68%
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 above expectations (64th percentile)
41.9% Average
Lighting 157
Reflection 131
Parallax 147
41% 145 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 146
Splatting 109
42% 129 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_M600_MTFDDAK1T0MBF 1TB
476GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 76 18 496 119 219 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 101%
Samsung PM830 mSATA 64GB
27GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 165 165 166 165 165 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
44.4% Average
Read 245
Write 147
Mixed 174
SusWrite 165
41% 183 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 33.1
4K Mixed 16.9
62% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 56.6
DQ Mixed 86.9
73% 109 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 59%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$40
546GB free
Firmware: AX0P3D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 102 102 103 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 47.8
Write 90.5
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 102
44% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 42.9%
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 (82nd percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 18.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 18.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 61%
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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 1,684 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware M17xR4

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