Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 25.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics4.83% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive34.4% 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 M15x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110105
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 18:52
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
25.1% Poor
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 98.8
41% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 211
22% 172 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 25.1%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M
Dell(1028 02A2) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
4.83% Terrible
Lighting 21.9
Reflection 19.2
Parallax 8.1
5% 16.4 fps
MRender 13.9
Gravity 17.2
Splatting 11.3
5% 14.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.83%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ TL100 120GB-$80
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFZ10.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 64 13 79 37 23 MB/s
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
34.4% Below average
Read 222
Write 198
Mixed 188
SusWrite 51.4
37% 165 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 30.1
4K Mixed 14.5
57% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 49.2
DQ Mixed 2.6
30% 75 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown SGN08G64E2BD2SA-DC 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
39.2% Below average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 12.3
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 10.8
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 39.2%
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 M15x Builds (Compare 650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M15x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $257
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