Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 59.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.7% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory2.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090903
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 22 '21 at 00:17
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 Q 720-$220
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Memory 92.6
1-Core 61.5
2-Core 94.3
56% 82.8 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 192
23% 173 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M
Dell(1028 02A2) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.17.12.5738
Relative performance (0th percentile)
0.7% Terrible
Lighting 1
Reflection 1.2
Parallax 0.2
1% 0.8 fps
MRender 1.4
Gravity 0.6
Splatting 0.6
1% 0.87 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 0.7%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB-$42
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 80 46 41 78 78 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 87.3
Write 85.5
Mixed 45
SusWrite 66.3
52% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT125S6BFR8C-G7 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 1067 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
36.5% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 11
35% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 8.8
SC Mixed 9.8
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 41%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M15x Builds (Compare 410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M15x

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