Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 17%
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 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 16%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics1.22% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive35% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110117
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 09 '20 at 00:45
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th 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 920-$234
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
16% Very poor
Memory 24.5
1-Core 13.2
2-Core 22.8
14% 20.2 Pts
4-Core 41.4
8-Core 68.6
7% 55 Pts
64-Core 71.4
5% 71.4 Pts
Poor: 16%
This bench: 16%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Dell(1028 043A) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Relative performance (0th percentile)
1.22% Terrible
Lighting 1.67
Reflection 1.27
Parallax 1.5
1% 1.48 fps
MRender 1.29
Gravity 1.33
Splatting 1.61
1% 1.41 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 1.22%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$55
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 134 174 177 175 180 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
35% Below average
Read 198
Write 186
Mixed 167
SusWrite 165
40% 179 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 14.3
4K Mixed 11.8
40% 12.4 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 96.7
DQ Mixed 83.9
68% 97.7 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 35%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173EB0-YK0 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
19.1% Very poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 7.1
21% 7.47 GB/s
SC Read 2.2
SC Write 2.8
SC Mixed 2.9
8% 2.63 GB/s
Latency 289
14% 289 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.1%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17x Builds (Compare 347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17x

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