Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 11%
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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics19.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive42.4% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory9 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130913
Uptime25.9 Days
Run DateJun 20 '21 at 15:58
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU2%

 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 i7-3740QM-$218
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
43.8% Average
Memory 69.2
1-Core 32.9
2-Core 64.8
38% 55.6 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 134
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0580) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1038 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
19.8% Very poor
Lighting 23
Reflection 37.6
Parallax 28
19% 29.5 fps
MRender 26.1
Gravity 26.3
Splatting 30.9
21% 27.8 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 mSATA 128GB
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM13D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 165 157 144 139 133 MB/s
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
42.4% Average
Read 223
Write 216
Mixed 170
SusWrite 151
43% 190 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 17
60% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 72.4
DQ Mixed 102
82% 118 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 68%
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011)-$65
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 118
Write 107
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 111
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-PB HMT325S6CFR8C-PB HMT351S6CFR8C-PB HMT325S6CFR8C-PB 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
47.8% Average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 17.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 7.5
21% 7.33 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
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System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $495
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