Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 54.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics14.8% 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 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 5 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.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 14 '16 at 23:28
Run Duration295 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i7-2760QM-$130
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
54.5% Above average
SC Int 84.3
SC Float 85.5
SC Mixed 84.2
68% 84.7 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 286
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 105
43% 286 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.800.6.0
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Lighting 53.3
Reflection 32.6
Parallax 49.3
16% 45.1 fps
MRender 21.9
Gravity 36.5
Splatting 41.2
14% 33.2 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$99
112GB free
Firmware: EXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
49.3% Average
Read 263
Write 175
Mixed 183
46% 207 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 40.1
4K Mixed 15.4
90% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 35.6
DQ Write 50.5
DQ Mixed 16
20% 34.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 93%
Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB-$77
860GB free
Firmware: SM30 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 99.6
Write 90
Mixed 91.2
70% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.13
44% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 66%
USB DISK 2.0 8GB
5GB free, PID 9917
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
4.34% Terrible
Read 15.6
Write 4.81
Mixed 6.75
10% 9.05 MB/s
4K Read 4.28
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.005
16% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.34%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 19
58% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 16.8
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 61%
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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 453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $274
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