Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 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 41.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.76% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive39.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 22:00
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (3rd percentile)
41.7% Average
Memory 65.9
1-Core 32
2-Core 60.6
37% 52.8 Pts
4-Core 97.2
8-Core 156
16% 127 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4252
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
0.76% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 16.7
Parallax 2.9
1% 7.83 fps
MRender 4.1
Gravity 2.1
Splatting 5.6
1% 3.93 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 0.76%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$30
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 160 85 94 93 94 MB/s
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
39.3% Below average
Read 182
Write 113
Mixed 262
SusWrite 126
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 14.6
55% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 110
99% 151 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 95%
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 1TB
930GB free
Firmware: JA0OA560
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 104 107 106 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 97.7
Write 104
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 104
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 57%
Flash USB Disk 32GB
25GB free, PID 3a04
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.1 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.1 4 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 18.3
Write 0.2
Mixed 6.7
SusWrite 3.4
7% 7.15 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Mixed 0
12% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 4% Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 16GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42.5% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 14.6
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 8.1
22% 7.67 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 50%
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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 2,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $464
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