The key to any victory is preparation. With the Alienware X51 you can have up to the high performance of 4th Gen Intel Core processors, graphics and storage you need to overwhelm your opponents...
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This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers of a similar age and spec to the X51 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Alienware X51 which has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The Alienware X51 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the X51. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X51 range from 1GB to 2GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
On average Alienware medium processor core PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers built by Alienware.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Personal computers that are a similar age to the X51 have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.
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Very Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the X51 that we have assessed, the Alienware X51's total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The Alienware X51 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 8700 ($999.99) (12GB) which is also cheaper.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Eight USB 3.0 Ports
The Alienware X51 is a eight USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the X51. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X51 is 3.6GHz.
Fairly Big L3 Cache
Across all the computers that were released around the same time as the X51 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average L3 cache is 6.9MB. At 8 megabytes, the Alienware X51 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the X51.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Alienware X51 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output across all comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the X51.
Across similar types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
The weights of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X51 range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg. The Alienware X51 is one of the lighter PCs of this type and age (only 5.5 kilograms) amongst desktop computers of this age.
The widths of medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 33mm to 490mm. The Alienware X51 is one of the narrower similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the X51 (only 95 millimeters) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.
The number of memory slots found on the Alienware X51 is more than most PCs of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the X51 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Alienware X51 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware X51
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Alienware computer has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the Alienware X51 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X51.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 8700 ($999.99) (3.6GHz) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 760, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti
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 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out 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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Thermal Monitoring Technology
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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