Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
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 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 57.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
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.
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
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 21 '19 at 09:54
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
57.2% Above average
1-Core 91.9
2-Core 177
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 453
48% 375 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 57.2%
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
Relative performance n/a - GPU benchmark error
Poor: 1% Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 mSATA 32GB
15GB free
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 84 83 84 84 MB/s
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
36.2% Below average
Read 234
Write 87.6
Mixed 130
SusWrite 84
30% 134 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 27.3
4K Mixed 13.6
56% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 33.4
DQ Mixed 57.6
55% 90.2 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 44%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2013)-$68
667GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 84 68 109 111 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 86
Write 89.8
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 91.4
63% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KFYHV1-HYC 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.9% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 15.9
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 11.2
SC Mixed 12
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.9%
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 1,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

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