Alienware M15x

Performance Results

Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (3rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 97 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 19.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics3.86% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive33% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware M15x  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110105
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 25 '19 at 09:20
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 Q 720-$220
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Memory 32.9
1-Core 15.7
2-Core 26.9
18% 25.2 Pts
4-Core 34.4
8-Core 50.3
5% 42.3 Pts
64-Core 51.6
4% 51.6 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Dell(1028 02A2) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
3.86% Terrible
Lighting 5.47
Reflection 4
Parallax 4.56
4% 4.68 fps
MRender 3.76
Gravity 4
Splatting 4.83
3% 4.2 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 3.86%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LCM-256M3S 2.5" 7mm 256GB
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: WRDA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 166 170 159 184 189 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
33% Below average
Read 204
Write 190
Mixed 160
SusWrite 173
41% 182 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 10.6
37% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 67
DQ Write 61.6
DQ Mixed 66.9
50% 65.2 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 33%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT351S6CFR8C-PB 830B NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
16% Very poor
MC Read 5.3
MC Write 4.9
MC Mixed 7.7
17% 5.97 GB/s
SC Read 2.5
SC Write 2.7
SC Mixed 3.1
8% 2.77 GB/s
Latency 238
17% 238 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 16%
Great: 25%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M15x Builds (Compare 428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 50%
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M15x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $249
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