Alienware M17x

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 44.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.63% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive52.3% 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.
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:54
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7 X 920-$259
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
44.9% Average
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 148
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 288
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 285
19% 285 Pts
Poor: 9%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
Dell(1028 043A) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
5.63% Terrible
Lighting 30.1
Reflection 22
Parallax 22.9
8% 25 fps
MRender 14.5
Gravity 20.2
Splatting 25.5
6% 20.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.63%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Pro 256GB-$87
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 225 226 227 226 227 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
52.3% Above average
Read 229
Write 217
Mixed 216
SusWrite 226
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 31.1
4K Mixed 20.2
69% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 175
132% 176 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 130%
Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: EB01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 130 130 131 131 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 125
Write 112
Mixed 60
SusWrite 129
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL SODIMM DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 13.4
MC Mixed 13.7
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 13.7
39% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M17x Builds (Compare 563 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Alienware M17x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $400
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