Alienware M14xR1

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 23%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.91% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive25.9% 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 (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 34% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR1
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 16 '17 at 01:05
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 65%
CPU Throttled 34%

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2820QM-$300
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
23% Poor
Memory 36.6
1-Core 17.7
2-Core 31.7
20% 28.7 Pts
4-Core 51.8
8-Core 93.5
9% 72.7 Pts
64-Core 81.8
6% 81.8 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 23%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 0491) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4229
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
0.91% Terrible
Lighting 1.3
Reflection 3.85
Parallax 0.91
1% 2.02 fps
MRender 2.05
Gravity 0.7
Splatting 2.26
1% 1.67 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.91%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$100
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 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
25.9% Poor
Read 244
Write 133
Mixed 141
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 9.87
4K Write 9.81
4K Mixed 4.21
26% 7.96 MB/s
DQ Read 14.5
DQ Write 11.8
DQ Mixed 4.17
6% 10.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 25.9%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
30.2% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 11.7
34% 12 GB/s
SC Read 4.5
SC Write 3.8
SC Mixed 2.9
11% 3.73 GB/s
Latency 219
18% 219 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR1 Builds (Compare 417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M14xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $249
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