Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 59.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.49% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive38.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime6.5 Days
Run DateJul 22 '19 at 21:39
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 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 i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
59.8% Above average
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 174
61% 131 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 451
52% 395 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
2.49% Terrible
Lighting 13.9
Reflection 14.7
Parallax 9.3
4% 12.6 fps
MRender 12.2
Gravity 7.1
Splatting 18.7
2% 12.7 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.49%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LMT-64M3M 64GB
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VXDB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 168 147 163 168 157 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
38.7% Below average
Read 47.3
Write 162
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 162
26% 111 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 28.3
4K Mixed 19.8
66% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 105
90% 132 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 63%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
931GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 465 457 474 460 454 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 440
Mixed 428
SusWrite 458
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 38.5
132% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 363
274% 368 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 105%
Great: 135%
General Flash Disk Drive 8GB
3GB free, PID 0a11
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
15.9% Very poor
Read 15.7
Write 10.2
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 11.1
16% 12.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 3.9
262% 3.93 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KFYHV1-HYC 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
54.3% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 16.7
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 16.8
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 56%
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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 1,698 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $450
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