Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.37% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive34.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 04 '19 at 05:57
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
52.5% Above average
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 165
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 374
42% 325 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6800M
Dell(1028 0490) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.2401.0
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
7.37% Terrible
Lighting 37
Reflection 23.6
Parallax 32.6
10% 31.1 fps
MRender 17.5
Gravity 27
Splatting 24.1
7% 22.9 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.37%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 320 Series 80GB
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 72 65 63 65 63 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
34.7% Below average
Read 242
Write 92.3
Mixed 114
SusWrite 67.8
28% 129 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 15.1
54% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 58.6
DQ Mixed 62.8
56% 85.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 45%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$50
613GB free
Firmware: 0005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 110 110 110 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 106
Write 107
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 110
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JSF25664HZ-1G4D1 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
48.9% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18
MC Mixed 15.5
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 16.6
40% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 49%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 1,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $307
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