Alienware M14xR1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware M14xR1  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M14xR1
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110505
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 01:17
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
54% Above average
SC Int 84.2
SC Float 83.2
SC Mixed 83.7
67% 83.7 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 265
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 269
MC Mixed 271
40% 267 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 54%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 555M
Dell(1028 0491) 1.5GB
Driver: nvumdshimx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9101
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
2% Terrible
Lighting 5.2
Reflection 5.5
Parallax 5.4
2% 5.37 fps
MRender 5.4
Gravity 5.6
Splatting 5.2
2% 5.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$123
256GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 508
Write 335
Mixed 370
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 47.4
4K Mixed 16.7
78% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.6
DQ Write 44.5
DQ Mixed 16.5
18% 28.9 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
48.2% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 15.6
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 75.5
53% 75.5 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical M14xR1 Builds (Compare 418 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

System: Alienware M14xR1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $323
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HDDRAMUSB
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