Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC. 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.
Graphics15.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 980 = 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 Drive57.8% 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 7 years and 6 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 22 '14 at 15:35
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
54.3% Above average
SC Int 78.3
SC Float 79.9
SC Mixed 79.3
63% 79.2 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 75.3
QC Mixed 279
38% 166 Pts
MC Int 97.5
MC Float 351
MC Mixed 223
33% 224 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.3.0.0
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
Lighting 45
Reflection 31.4
Parallax 40.5
11% 39 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 30
Splatting 34.2
19% 28.4 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 15.1%
Great: 18%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
182GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
57.8% Above average
Read 269
Write 257
Mixed 224
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 24
77% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 70
79% 133 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$58
891GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 93.6
Write 86.3
Mixed 77.4
64% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 63%
Lacie XtremKey USB 3.0 64GB-$70
59GB free, PID 106c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40.7% Average
Read 177
Write 60.3
Mixed 37
91% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 4.66
4K Write 0.25
4K Mixed 0.27
35% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 52%
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
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System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $364
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