Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 68.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics9.89% 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 Drive38.8% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20110117
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 11 '16 at 11:22
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$250
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
68.8% Good
Memory 95.7
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 166
72% 116 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 307
36% 271 Pts
64-Core 310
21% 310 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 69%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Dell(1028 043A) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1801.1001
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
9.89% Terrible
Lighting 14
Reflection 10.1
Parallax 11.9
11% 12 fps
MRender 9.29
Gravity 10.4
Splatting 11.7
8% 10.4 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.89%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$215
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
38.8% Below average
Read 266
Write 241
Mixed 247
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 20.3
4K Mixed 8.78
43% 14.3 MB/s
DQ Read 13.7
DQ Write 23.5
DQ Mixed 115
60% 50.6 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 104%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$40
253GB free
Firmware: 11.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
43.9% Average
Read 78.6
Write 74
Mixed 73.8
57% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.34
103% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT351S6AFR8C-H9 80AD HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 8GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 13.5
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 13
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17x Builds (Compare 350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17x

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