Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics5.66% 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 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.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 23 '21 at 17:45
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
46.1% Average
Memory 81
1-Core 71.5
2-Core 139
60% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 63.6
8-Core 213
16% 138 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M
Dell(1028 0490) 1.5GB
CLim: 675 MHz, MLim: 625 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
5.66% Terrible
Lighting 5.3
Reflection 10.9
Parallax 3.6
4% 6.6 fps
MRender 11
Gravity 8.6
Splatting 9.9
7% 9.83 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.66%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
520GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 20 23 22 20 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 53.9
Write 23.4
Mixed 15.5
SusWrite 21.3
21% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
43% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 186%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273CH0-CH9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 15
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 15.5
31% 11 GB/s
Latency 78.6
51% 78.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 49%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $269
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