Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.52% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110328
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 16 '21 at 17:30
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
47.6% Average
Memory 84.4
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 60.6
52% 72.8 Pts
4-Core 64.4
8-Core 80.1
10% 72.2 Pts
64-Core 269
18% 269 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M
Dell(1028 0490) 1.5GB
CLim: 675 MHz, MLim: 625 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 389.12
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
6.52% Terrible
Lighting 7.5
Reflection 10
Parallax 7.2
6% 8.23 fps
MRender 11.1
Gravity 8.3
Splatting 8.1
7% 9.17 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.52%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 68 78 82 75 122 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 170
Write 196
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 85.2
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 186%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$16
11GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 10 16 13 12 16 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
11.6% Very poor
Read 11.2
Write 9.7
Mixed 10.2
SusWrite 14
16% 11.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 2.4
160% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.6%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT325S6BFR8C-H9 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
37.6% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 13.1
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 15
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 48%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 7 6 60 17.3" 1280 720 LGD02C5
Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $281
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