Alienware M17x

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 15%
Desktop 29%
Workstation 15%
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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 32.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics11.1% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware M17x  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110117
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 01 '18 at 11:10
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User CHN-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7 Q 740-$150
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 1.75 GHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
32.7% Below average
SC Int 45.3
SC Float 63.6
SC Mixed 56.4
38% 55.1 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 165
29% 161 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 220
MC Mixed 212
14% 211 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 37%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Dell(1028 043A) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
11.1% Very poor
Lighting 38.1
Reflection 24.3
Parallax 34.2
11% 32.2 fps
MRender 19.8
Gravity 28.2
Splatting 29.9
11% 26 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 11.1%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1.5TB
940GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 113
Write 68.8
Mixed 52.2
58% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.05
32% 0.42 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52%
Great: 185%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
22.5% Poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 5
MC Mixed 5
18% 6.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 7.5
23% 7.9 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 32%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M17x Builds (Compare 493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 17%

System: Alienware M17x

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $460
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