Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive203% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0M5CM7
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180717
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 20:32
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 417
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 716
MC Mixed 669
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8912
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 161
Reflection 135
Parallax 148
48% 148 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 146
Splatting 112
54% 126 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 65%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB (2018)-$86
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 631 431 435 435 436 436 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
203% Outstanding
Read 1,570
Write 1,278
Mixed 1,361
SusWrite 468
262% 1,169 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 66.3
244% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 853
DQ Write 802
DQ Mixed 800
608% 818 MB/s
Poor: 132%
This bench: 203%
Great: 223%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
626GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 122 126 125 126 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Read 132
Write 133
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 124
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64HZ-2G1A2 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 23.7
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 2,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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