Alienware M14xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 19.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.79% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M14xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR2
Memory6.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 16 '16 at 06:52
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
1-Core 31.9
2-Core 62.9
22% 47.4 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 146
16% 124 Pts
64-Core 140
9% 140 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0552) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3958
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
0.79% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 15.7
Parallax 2.9
1% 7.5 fps
MRender 4.1
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 5.7
1% 4 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.79%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30003 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 81.1
Write 77.2
Mixed 79.2
60% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.33
83% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI NT8GC64B8HB0NS-DI 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
38.9% Below average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 12.7
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.4
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 7.7
21% 7.2 GB/s
Latency 114
35% 114 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR2 Builds (Compare 1,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $420
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