Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 51.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.43% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime50.7 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 18:26
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
51.7% Above average
1-Core 85
2-Core 164
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 398
42% 330 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: nvumdshimx.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
1.43% Terrible
Lighting 7.4
Reflection 22.7
Parallax 5.3
2% 11.8 fps
MRender 7.4
Gravity 4
Splatting 10.4
1% 7.27 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.43%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB-$30
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 26 43 46 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
15.6% Very poor
Read 15.2
Write 21.2
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 39.1
18% 25 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 15.6%
Great: 39%
ST1000LM 010-9YH146 1TB
329GB free, PID 1051
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 53 52 55 53 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
20.5% Poor
Read 48
Write 50
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 53
64% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 30%
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 (89th percentile)
47.9% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 15
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 15.8
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 47.9%
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 1,074 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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