Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Gaming 29%
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 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 54.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics27.6% 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 Drive12.4% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory6.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 05:27
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 i7-3610QM-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
54.3% Above average
SC Int 80
SC Float 82.3
SC Mixed 79.3
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 263
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 390
58% 389 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Dell(1028 057B) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
27.6% Poor
Lighting 75.4
Reflection 68.8
Parallax 111
27% 85 fps
MRender 49
Gravity 76.8
Splatting 72.1
28% 66 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair CMFSSD-128GBG2D 128GB
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VBM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
12.4% Very poor
Read 102
Write 29
Mixed 70.3
15% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 13.2
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 1.84
24% 5.92 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 12.4%
Great: 34%
Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB-$64
456GB free
Firmware: SM11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
42% Average
Read 77.5
Write 69.3
Mixed 71.9
55% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 0.27
4K Mixed 0.09
26% 0.2 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 F3-1600C10-8GSQ 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.2% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 12.4
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 14.2
SC Mixed 12.3
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 79.4
50% 79.4 ns
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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 1,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 47%
Workstation 34%
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System: Alienware M17xR4

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