Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 63.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics14.7% 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.
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.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 04 '19 at 14:17
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3740QM-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.8% Good
1-Core 99.9
2-Core 195
70% 147 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 498
56% 432 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
Poor: 20%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Dell(1028 057B) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
14.7% Very poor
Lighting 43.9
Reflection 33.7
Parallax 61.6
16% 46.4 fps
MRender 22.4
Gravity 39.7
Splatting 37
14% 33 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 mSATA 32GB
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 245
Write 84.9
Mixed 129
34% 153 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 13.9
57% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 32.2
DQ Mixed 57.5
55% 90.2 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 44%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2011)-$65
695GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 124 122 125 124 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 121
Write 116
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 124
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT8GC64B8HB0NS-DI 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.9% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 17.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 57%
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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 M17xR4 Builds (Compare 1,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $447
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