Alienware X51 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD, RAM
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 80.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.4% 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 Drive86.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware X51 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0PGRP5
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150713
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '15 at 05:49
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
80.6% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 402
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 602
MC Mixed 575
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$200
AMD(1002 0B04) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1001.0
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
30.4% Below average
Lighting 86.9
Reflection 74.7
Parallax 122
31% 94.4 fps
MRender 53.4
Gravity 82.5
Splatting 77.6
30% 71.2 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 960GB-$350
851GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 483
Write 416
Mixed 437
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 29.3
88% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 58.4
112% 225 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 100%
Patriot Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 16GB-$11
7GB free, PID 5100
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Read 86.4
Write 15.7
Mixed 19.4
38% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 5.47
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.43
62% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 20%
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Gaming 20%
Desktop 68%
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Workstation 43%
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System: Alienware X51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $485
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