Alienware M15x

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 55.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.67% 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 Drive48.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110105
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateApr 07 '21 at 19:12
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
55.8% Above average
Memory 83.6
1-Core 60.9
2-Core 102
54% 82.3 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 212
24% 184 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M
Dell(1028 02A2) 1.5GB
CLim: 570 MHz, MLim: 625 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 353.62
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
5.67% Terrible
Lighting 6.4
Reflection 9
Parallax 6.3
5% 7.23 fps
MRender 9.6
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 6.7
6% 7.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.67%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 Evo 250GB-$65
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 208 203 204 206 206 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
48.1% Average
Read 219
Write 206
Mixed 208
SusWrite 204
47% 209 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 17.3
62% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 157
123% 169 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16KTF51264HZ-1G4M1 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
38.4% Below average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 12.8
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.4
SC Mixed 10.9
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 51%

 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $255
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