Great explanation, but honestly I don't recomend using synt. benchmarks like 3DMark because most of times they're biased because with exception of 3DMark 2005 they don't work with a geometric mean but they take a weighed mean.
There are several benchs I recommend:
- Games like Far Cry, Doom III, CS, RTCW. Honestly I don't recommend using synt. benchs like 3Dmark and similars because they don't reflect real performance.
I have a few questions about upgradeability of graphic cards on Alienware Area 51m:
1. Are all model upgradeable, for example a 3.06GHz PIV + MR 9000 to MR9700?
2. How many times is it possible to upgrade?