Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 26.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Boot Drive90.7% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '19 at 08:45
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7 Q 720-$100
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
26.7% Poor
1-Core 67
2-Core 107
42% 86.9 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 223
23% 182 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 28%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 506 506 503 502 505 507 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 582
Write 502
Mixed 378
SusWrite 505
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 44.4
4K Mixed 24.9
85% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 249
182% 236 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 432%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD38G13332S 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.7% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 12
MC Mixed 13
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 11
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 51%
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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 M17x Builds (Compare 505 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M17x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $450
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