Alienware M14xR1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 49.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.12% 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.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR1
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20111224
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:18
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-2630QM-$199
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
49.4% Average
SC Int 73.3
SC Float 73.7
SC Mixed 71.6
58% 72.9 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 241
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 345
MC Mixed 345
51% 342 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
Dell(1028 0491) 2GB
Driver: nvumdshimx.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
2.12% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 15.9
Parallax 4.4
2% 8.83 fps
MRender 6.3
Gravity 3.4
Splatting 8.9
2% 6.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.12%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint MP4 2.5" 500GB
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AK10002 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
40.5% Average
Read 66.7
Write 74.2
Mixed 69.3
53% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.39
105% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
32.4% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 9.6
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 10.9
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR1 Builds (Compare 441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $279
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