Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics8.94% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 00:41
Run Duration68 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 112
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 346
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 535
MC Mixed 526
77% 516 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0778) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4708
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
8.94% Terrible
Lighting 22.3
Reflection 274
Parallax 22.4
7% 106 fps
MRender 22.5
Gravity 20.8
Splatting 34.7
10% 26 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.94%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.1% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 21.7
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 22.4
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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