Alienware X51 R2 Desktop Gaming System Review

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Alienware X51 R2 CPU & Synthetic Benchmarks

Alienware X51 R2 3DMark Firestrike Results

Firing up the latest iteration of Futuremark’s 3DMark, the Alienware X51 R2 had a solid performance with an overall score of 5252. The Physics score which relies heavily on the Intel Core i56-4430 was solid with a score of 6027 while the graphics score hit 6062.

Alienware X51 R2 PCMark 8 Results

In PCMark 8 the Alienware X51 R2 hit a score of 4817 and a casual gaming performance of 89.3 frames per second. The Alienware X51 R2 is certainly capable of more than casual gaming with the powerhouse NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 under the hood!

Alienware X51 R2 Cinebench R11.5 Performance Results

The Alienware X51 R2 desktop system was able to score 5.13 points in the CPU test of Cinebench R11.5 and 1.43 points in the single core CPU benchmark.

Alienware X51 R2 Cinebench R15

The Alienware X51 gaming system had a solid score of 451 cb across all the cores and 126cb on the single core CPU benchmark.

Alienware X51 R2 SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Performance

The Alienware X51 R2 desktop system runs 8GB of DDR3 memory at 1600MHz with 11,11,11,28,1T timings. Looking at the performance results in SiSoftware Sandra 2013 SP5 the system is running spot on. The Aggregate memory performance is solid at just over 18.5GB/s.

Alienware X51 R2 SiSoftware Sandra Processor Arithmetic Performance

The Alienware X51 R2 saw an aggregate native performance of 58.16GOPS in the SiSoftware Sandra Processor Arithmetic benchmark.

Alienware X51 R2 SiSoftware Sandra Processor Multimedia Performance

The Alienware X51 R2 Sandra Multimedia benchmark gave us an Aggregate Multi-Media Native performance of 242.1 MPix/s.

Alienware X51 R2 SiSoftware Sandra Encryption Performance

The SiSoftware Sandra 2013 SP5 Cryptographic score of the Alienware X51 R2 was 4.08GB/s.

Alienware X51 R2 Truecrypt Performance

In the Encryption Algorithm Benchmark that comes inside TrueCrypt we found an AES mean score of 2.6 GB/s

Alienware X51 R2 x264 HD Video Encoding Benchmark Performance

In the x254 HD Video Encoding benchmark the Alienware X51 was able to render the first pass at 48.75 frames per second and the second, more processor intensive pass at 11.64 frames per second.

Alienware X51 R2 Bootracer Boot times

When it comes to boot times, the Alienware X51 R2 isn’t the strongest contender. Perhaps I have become accustomed to running only SSD’s, but our best boot time was 38.67 seconds while our slowest was nearly 51 seconds.

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