Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 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 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 32.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.9% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive41.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. CPU throttled at 79% 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.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory9.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 08 '21 at 01:27
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 32%
CPU Throttled 79%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2860QM-$469
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
32.4% Below average
Memory 53.3
1-Core 19.8
2-Core 34.3
26% 35.8 Pts
4-Core 65.4
8-Core 88.6
10% 77 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
0.9% Terrible
Lighting 1.1
Reflection 2.4
Parallax 0.5
1% 1.33 fps
MRender 1.8
Gravity 1
Splatting 1.4
1% 1.4 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.9%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 202 217 213 192 144 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
41.1% Average
Read 212
Write 209
Mixed 218
SusWrite 196
47% 209 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 23
4K Mixed 16.5
53% 17.4 MB/s
DQ Read 98.3
DQ Write 86.7
DQ Mixed 90.4
68% 91.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-1600C11-8GRSL HMT351S6CFR8C-H9 12GB
1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
25% Poor
MC Read 9.9
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 8.7
26% 9.23 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 4
SC Mixed 4.8
13% 4.6 GB/s
Latency 149
27% 149 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 25%
Great: 33%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $233
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