Alienware M17xR4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Boot Drive48.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M17xR4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR4
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 23:44
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3630QM-$420
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.8% Very poor
1-Core 29.6
2-Core 57.5
21% 43.5 Pts
4-Core 98.9
8-Core 143
16% 121 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 240GB-$30
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 95 92 99 93 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 391
Write 287
Mixed 138
SusWrite 98.5
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 16.3
71% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 73.1
DQ Mixed 95.5
80% 120 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 99%
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 1TB
923GB free
Firmware: JA0OA560
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 107 108 107 107 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 103
Write 80.5
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 107
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 58%
Flash USB Disk 32GB
25GB free, PID 3a04
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.1 1.9 4.5 3.8 3.3 4.4 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 20
Write 0.2
Mixed 6.7
SusWrite 3.5
8% 7.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Mixed 0
33% 2.95 MB/s
Poor: 4% Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 16GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
42.2% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14.5
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 7.5
20% 7.1 GB/s
Latency 122
33% 122 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17xR4 Builds (Compare 1,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware M17xR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $442
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