Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 28%
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 25%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 38.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics34.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive48.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110105
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 10:27
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 840-$280
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.85 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
38.2% Below average
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 129
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 239
26% 202 Pts
64-Core 237
16% 237 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 40%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 02A2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1139 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 355.60
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
34.2% Below average
Lighting 125
Reflection 120
Parallax 130
33% 125 fps
MRender 93.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 94.2
34% 104 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 512GB-$448
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 213 217 221 221 215 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
48.2% Average
Read 230
Write 212
Mixed 204
SusWrite 215
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 31.9
4K Mixed 20
64% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 97
DQ Mixed 169
116% 144 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E2 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.7% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 13.5
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 11.7
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 60%
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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 721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation 21%

System: Alienware M15x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $257
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