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The Alienware X51 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 1.74 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the X51. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the X51 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.8GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware X51 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the X51. Across all the medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the X51 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.
We compared this PC to all the other 1TB hard drive capacity personal computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the HP Z420 is also worth considering.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51 is 32GB and the biggest is 2.3TB. The Alienware X51 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the X51.
We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity computers to this PC and we think the HP Z420 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
Computers of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X51.
We compared all the other 8GB memory personal computers to this computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP Z420 is also worth considering.
Alienware Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
Alienware is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Alienware also has good ratings for its medium processor core computers.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the X51 is 510MB, the biggest is 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a better audio output than most medium processor core computers that have been around for more than two years. This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all computers of a comparable spec and age to the X51.
Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on computers of a similar age and spec to it.
The weights of personal computers of a similar spec and age to the X51 range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8kg. The Alienware X51 is one of the lighter computers of this age and spec (only 5.5 kilograms) amongst personal computers of this age.
The narrowest desktop computer of a similar age and spec to the X51 is 36mm wide and the widest is 2,200mm. With a width of only 95 millimeters, the Alienware X51 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the X51.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The Alienware X51 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the X51.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Alienware X51 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 1,024 gigabyte) amongst desktop computers of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 6.2TB.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Other HDD desktop computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Z230, or the Z420 both from HP which is cheaper.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Alienware X51 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the X51 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware X51 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the X51 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.
Quite Small L3 Cache
The Alienware X51 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X51 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 7MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The Alienware X51 is a four processor thread personal computer.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Computers of a similar age and spec to the X51 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz. At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Alienware released the X51.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.1 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the X51.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Motherboard Form Factor
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 45
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Software Driver Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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