Alienware X51 R2 review: compact gaming system

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Specifications and performance

The specs and test results of the Alienware X51 R2.

General
 
BrandDell
Product nameAlienware X51 R2
Product codeAlienware X51R2
DetailsProduct info
General
System typeDesktop
Processor
ProcessorIntel Core i7 4770
Processor seriesIntel Core i7
Processor amount1
Cores4
CPU clock frequency3.4 GHz
Memory
Memory capacity8 GB
Amount of modules2
Memory typeDDR3
Memory clock frequency1600 MHz
Memory modules (Brand / Type)Hyundai HMT451U6AFR8C-PB
Motherboard
MotherboardAlienware 0PGRP5
Processor socketSocket 1150
ChipsetIntel H87
PCI-Express x16 total1
PCI-Express x16 available0
PCI-Express x1 total0
PCI-Express x1 available0
PCI total0
PCI available0
RAID 0 support
RAID 1 support
RAID 5 support
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
External connectors
eSATA0
Serial0
Parallel0
FireWire (total)0
6-pin Firewire0
4-pin Firewire0
Firewire 8000
USB2
USB 3.06
PS/20
Bluetooth
HDMI input
Thunderbolt0
Network
LAN - ChipRealtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
LAN - Speed1000 Mbit/s
WLAN - ChipDell Wireless 1506
WLAN - Standard802.11n
Graphics card
Graphics card - onboard / discreteIntegrated and separated
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 670
Graphics card - Brand / product nameNvidia GeForce GTX 670
Memory (discrete)2048 MB
GPU clock980 MHz
GPU memory1502 MHz
D-Sub output0
DVI output2
HDMI output
DisplayPort output1
Audio
Codec typeHDA
Channels7.1
S/PDIF input
S/PDIF output
Storage
Total hard disk / SSD capacity1256 GB
SSD capacity256 GB
Hard disk capacity1000 GB
Number of hard disks / SSD's2
Hard disk / SSD 1 - TypeSSD
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Brand / nameLite-On LCS-256
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Capacity256 GB
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Rotation speed 0 rpm
Hard disk / SSD 1 - InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Controller (Brand / Chipset / port)Intel H87 Sata 6G Poort 0
Hard disk / SSD 2 - TypeHard disk
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Brand / nameWestern Digital WD10JPVT
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Capacity1000 GB
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Rotation speed 5400 rpm
Hard disk / SSD 2 - InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Controller (Brand / Chipset / port)Intel H87 Sata 6G Poort 1
System disk configurationIndividual disks
Data disk(s) configurationIndividual disk(s)
Optical drive(s)
Optical drive 1HL-DT-ST DVDRWBD CA40n
DVD write
Blu-ray read
Blu-ray write
Power supply
Power supplyDelta ADP-330AB
Continuous power330 W
Casing
Size - Width 9.7 cm
Size - Depth32.5 cm
Size - Height34.5 cm
5.25 inch front accessible 1
5.25 inch front accessible available0
3.5 inch front accessible0
3.5 inch front accessible available0
3.5 inch internal1
3.5 inch internal available0
Front audio2
Front USB2
Front Firewire0
Card reader
Reset button
TV Tuner
Analog Tuners
DVB-T Tuners
DVB-C Tuners
Screen
Includes monitor
Screen - Integrated
Touchscreen
Multitouch
Stylus input
Webcam
Input devices
Includes mouse and keyboard
Keyboard - ProductDell SK-8165
Keyboard - Wireless
Mouse - ProductDell MODMUO
Mouser - Wireless
Software
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 8
Benchmarks
Cinebench 1022284
Cinebench 11.58.09
3DMark0631487
3DMark Vantage29728
3DMark11 Entry11456
3DMark11 Performance8066
3DMark11 Extreme2891
3DMark - Ice Storm148257
3DMark - Cloud Gate20442
3DMark - Fire Strike5205
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme2539
PCMark Vantage - Total22748
PCMark Vantage - Memories16726
PCMark Vantage - Gaming21821
PCMark Vantage - Music24372
PCMark Vantage - Communications22806
PCMark Vantage - Productivity26959
PCMark Vantage - HDD45536
PCMark 7 - PCMark Score6205
PCMark 7 - Lightweight Score6715
PCMark 7 - Productivity Score5923
PCMark 7 - Entertainment Score6137
PCMark 7 - Creativity Score9829
PCMark 7 - Computation Score12456
PCMark 7 - System Storage Score5423
HD Tune - Minimum163.8 MB/s
HD Tune - Maximum400.4 MB/s
HD Tune - Average376.6 MB/s
HD Tune - Access Time0.056 ms
HD Tune - Burst Rate378.3 MB/s
HD Tune - CPU usage1.4 %
Boot to Windows 8 homescreen9.5 sec.
WinSAT
WinSAT Performance index8.1
WinSAT Processor8.1
WinSAT Memory8.1
WinSAT Graphics8.1
WinSAT Gaming8.1
WinSAT Hard disk8.1
Power consumption
Power consumption - off0.6 W
Power consumption - idle41.2 W
Power consumption 3DMark06 Max185 W
Power consumption 3DMark11 Combined235 W
Noise
Idle (15 cm)35.6 dB
Active (15 cm)45.3 dB
Optical drive in use (15 cm)43.1 dB


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Dell Alienware X51 R2

Desktop, Intel Core i7 4770, 8 GB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 670, 1256 GB, Microsoft Windows 8

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