Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 73.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50% 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 Drive117% 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0WJ10R
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161212
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 16:55
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User COL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
73.3% Very good
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 93.4
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 379
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 541
MC Mixed 519
77% 514 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8541
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
50% Average
Lighting 165
Reflection 130
Parallax 141
48% 145 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 140
Splatting 108
51% 120 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50%
Great: 65%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe 256GB
93GB free
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 1,367
Write 239
Mixed 360
141% 656 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 18.3
146% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.6
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 18.1
50% 101 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 117%
Great: 141%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
232GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 118
Write 117
Mixed 114
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.2
78% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.4% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.4
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 21.1
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 75.7
53% 75.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.4%
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 1,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $52Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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