Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 24.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.03% 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.
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110304
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 20 '19 at 13:59
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Quad Q9000-$330
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
24.2% Poor
1-Core 35
2-Core 71.2
25% 53.1 Pts
4-Core 141
8-Core 142
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9400M G
Dell(1028 02A1) 256MB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.17.12.5738
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.03% Terrible
Lighting 2.9
Reflection 5.3
Parallax 1.2
1% 3.13 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.03%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apple HD D HTS541010A 1TB
900GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JA0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 35 31 32 33 28 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
23.8% Poor
Read 51
Write 46.7
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 31.8
28% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 23.8%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM 15h Reserved
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
17.9% Very poor
MC Read 5.9
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 5.1
16% 5.43 GB/s
SC Read 5.4
SC Write 5.3
SC Mixed 5.2
15% 5.3 GB/s
Latency 97.3
41% 97.3 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 58%
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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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