Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 20%
Workstation 17%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics7.36% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive28.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 2 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110708
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 28 '17 at 09:41
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
14.1% Very poor
SC Int 20.6
SC Float 19.9
SC Mixed 20.5
16% 20.3 Pts
QC Int 66.3
QC Float 74.6
QC Mixed 68.3
16% 69.7 Pts
MC Int 82.1
MC Float 92.3
MC Mixed 99.1
14% 91.2 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 14.1%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
7.36% Terrible
Lighting 26.4
Reflection 18.9
Parallax 24.1
8% 23.1 fps
MRender 12.2
Gravity 17.8
Splatting 20.2
7% 16.7 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 7.36%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apple TS128B 121GB
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AGAA0206 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
28.7% Poor
Read 181
Write 143
Mixed 170
37% 164 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 21.1
4K Mixed 7.21
39% 13.5 MB/s
DQ Read 17.5
DQ Write 42.6
DQ Mixed 7.45
12% 22.5 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 39%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 2AR20004 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 36.5
Write 113
Mixed 24.9
42% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.14
69% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GS6MFR8C-PB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
35.7% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 14
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 5.5
14% 5.07 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 732 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation 25%

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $199
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