Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics5.91% 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.
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 21:44
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 X 940-$292
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
68.9% Good
Memory 95
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 130
66% 102 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 279
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M
Dell(1028 043A) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
5.91% Terrible
Lighting 8.13
Reflection 8.19
Parallax 2.75
7% 6.36 fps
MRender 6.86
Gravity 6.27
Splatting 5.43
5% 6.19 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.91%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint MP4 2.5" 640GB
533GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AK10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 20 39 77 92 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 11
Write 49.5
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 56.9
23% 31.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
42% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 12.9
MC Mixed 12.6
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 12.3
SC Mixed 12.2
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 42%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17x Builds (Compare 333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $320
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