Alienware X51

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 57%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.8% 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 Drive51.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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 3 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware X51  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 06G6JW
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120816
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:34
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-3770-$400
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
68.7% Good
SC Int 99.3
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 327
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 515
MC Float 517
MC Mixed 524
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Nvidia(10DE 098A) 1.5GB
CLim: 1364 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 85
Reflection 78.7
Parallax 112
29% 91.9 fps
MRender 79
Gravity 101
Splatting 64.7
35% 81.6 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM830 mSATA 256GB
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03D1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
51.9% Above average
Read 262
Write 225
Mixed 191
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 18.6
72% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 77.1
DQ Mixed 41.8
54% 98.8 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 81%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
2.5TB free, PID 331a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 149
Write 160
Mixed 37.1
138% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.17
66% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT8GC64B8HB0NF-DI 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
56% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 17.3
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 17.8
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 56%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X51 Builds (Compare 1,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Alienware X51

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $667
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