Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 31.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Boot Drive31.2% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '21 at 02:20
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2820QM-$300
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.1% Below average
Memory 49.6
1-Core 20.8
2-Core 41.2
26% 37.2 Pts
4-Core 70.8
8-Core 97.5
11% 84.2 Pts
64-Core 44.8
3% 44.8 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 256GB
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AXM08D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 96 62 103 143 208 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
31.2% Below average
Read 216
Write 215
Mixed 189
SusWrite 119
42% 185 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 15.8
4K Mixed 10.7
38% 12.4 MB/s
DQ Read 83.5
DQ Write 72.9
DQ Mixed 29.3
35% 61.9 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 63%
Samsung HM641JI 640GB-$50
479GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 61 81 76 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 79.6
Write 35.8
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 76.6
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5773DH0-CH9 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
29.9% Poor
MC Read 12.7
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 12.4
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 0.3
SC Write 2.6
SC Mixed 5.2
8% 2.7 GB/s
Latency 162
25% 162 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 49%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 1 0 64 0" 1920 1080
Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $269
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