Alienware 17 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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 66.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics40.1% 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 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.
SystemAlienware 17 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R2
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150724
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:15
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i7-4720HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
66.7% Good
SC Int 102
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 98.8
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 316
73% 323 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 537
MC Mixed 513
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0688) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8205
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
40.1% Average
Lighting 132
Reflection 104
Parallax 111
39% 116 fps
MRender 90
Gravity 114
Splatting 83.2
41% 95.6 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 44%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
609GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 111
Write 114
Mixed 117
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6N1 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
52.2% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.9
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 16
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 74
54% 74 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R2 Builds (Compare 716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 17 R2

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