Alienware M14xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 51.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics6.77% 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 Drive68.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 10 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 (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M14xR2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR2
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 08 '18 at 14:16
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3840QM-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
51.8% Above average
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 167
63% 131 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 458
47% 372 Pts
64-Core 497
33% 497 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
Dell(1028 0552) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 24.21.14.1170
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
6.77% Terrible
Lighting 21.5
Reflection 18.1
Parallax 26.6
6% 22.1 fps
MRender 22.9
Gravity 29
Splatting 24.5
8% 25.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.77%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SSD 256GB
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 388 392 394 395 385 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 371
Write 331
Mixed 253
SusWrite 387
76% 336 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 37
4K Mixed 20.9
74% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 92.5
DQ Mixed 127
101% 145 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 128%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB-$4
13GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7 7.2 8.4 8 7.8 8.3 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
7.62% Terrible
Read 30.7
Write 15.9
Mixed 10
SusWrite 7.8
19% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
22% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.62%
Great: 24%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 22
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 18.2
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 17.7
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR2 Builds (Compare 1,162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR2

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