Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.5% 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)
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0Y8N4M
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170209
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:38
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
60.4% Good
SC Int 84
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 86.4
69% 86.3 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 302
QC Mixed 292
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 462
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
Dell(1028 07C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 95.9
Reflection 196
Parallax 184
40% 159 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 189
Splatting 177
72% 172 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 101%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 129
Write 125
Mixed 136
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.19
71% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 22.4
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 23.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 78%
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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 2,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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