Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics38.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory2.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170224
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 13:14
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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, 1 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
28.4% Poor
SC Int 70.1
SC Float 74.3
SC Mixed 77.7
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 95.5
QC Float 97.4
QC Mixed 84.2
21% 92.4 Pts
MC Int 82.8
MC Float 94.9
MC Mixed 103
14% 93.6 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 28.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Dell(1028 0778) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8476
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
38.8% Below average
Lighting 129
Reflection 96.8
Parallax 92.9
36% 106 fps
MRender 80.7
Gravity 112
Splatting 95.9
41% 96.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 42%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
833GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 117
Write 119
Mixed 104
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.18
56% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6MFR8N-UH 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
38.9% Below average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 12.2
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 11.1
SC Mixed 10.3
27% 9.53 GB/s
Latency 85.9
46% 85.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 41%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 1,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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