Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics3.67% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory1.4 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 26 '20 at 22:02
Run Duration232 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
64% Good
Memory 81.2
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 170
67% 112 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 409
42% 331 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4252
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
3.67% Terrible
Lighting 4.27
Reflection 8.42
Parallax 2.91
4% 5.2 fps
MRender 5.19
Gravity 2.33
Splatting 7.74
3% 5.09 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.67%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB-$65
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 29 7.1 17 33 9.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
17.6% Very poor
Read 39.7
Write 25.1
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 21.7
20% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 17.6%
Great: 57%
Seagate Expansion 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 128 134 134 134 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 103
Write 131
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 132
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
180% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KFYHV1-HYC Hynix HMT325S6CFR8C-PB 6GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.7% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 13.1
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 12.9
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $474
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