Alienware M14xR2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics9.3% 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 9 years and 11 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 (48th 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 i7-3840QM-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
61.9% Good
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 96.6
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 286
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 495
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 497
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 75%
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 as expected (59th percentile)
9.3% Terrible
Lighting 21.5
Reflection 18.1
Parallax 26.6
7% 22.1 fps
MRender 22.9
Gravity 29
Splatting 24.5
11% 25.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.3%
Great: 11%
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: 129%
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 (36th 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: 23%
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: 28%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical M14xR2 Builds (Compare 1,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $420
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