Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 17%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 10.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics4.6% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110729
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 16 '16 at 19:28
Run Duration386 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th 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
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
10.9% Very poor
1-Core 17.4
2-Core 33.8
12% 25.6 Pts
4-Core 57.1
8-Core 78.9
9% 68 Pts
64-Core 82.7
6% 82.7 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
4.6% Terrible
Lighting 17.8
Reflection 10.4
Parallax 20
5% 16.1 fps
MRender 8.2
Gravity 18
Splatting 15.5
5% 13.9 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 4.6%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 250GB (2010)-$25
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Read 58.7
Write 46.5
Mixed 15.2
29% 40.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.25
59% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 52%
SanDisk Cruzer Edge 16GB
10GB free, PID 556b
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
2.41% Terrible
Read 11
Write 3.66
Mixed 6.34
8% 7 MB/s
4K Read 0.003
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.002
0% 0.004 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 2.41%
Great: 14%
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 below expectations (9th percentile)
32.2% Below average
MC Read 12
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 11.7
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 3.9
SC Mixed 4.9
13% 4.57 GB/s
Latency 137
29% 137 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.2%
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 1,060 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%

System: Alienware M17xR3

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