Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 22%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics15.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive53.1% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 4 months 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.
Run History
20 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 19 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 18 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 17 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 16 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 15 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 14 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago, 13 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory9.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:25
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
22% Poor
SC Int 31.8
SC Float 33.4
SC Mixed 32.8
26% 32.7 Pts
QC Int 102
QC Float 107
QC Mixed 104
24% 104 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 173
26% 170 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 22%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0551) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4276
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Lighting 57.1
Reflection 34
Parallax 52
17% 47.7 fps
MRender 24
Gravity 38.6
Splatting 38.4
14% 33.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$29
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z23330RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 476
Write 177
Mixed 197
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 3.72
64% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 26.2
46% 92.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB-$49
127GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 65.7
Write 68.3
Mixed 14.8
36% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.14
61% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 SHARETRONIC 12GB
1333, 1066 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
37.6% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 12.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 8
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 41%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 1,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $449
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