Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 71.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics87.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, , 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170609
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:55
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
71.8% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 346
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 567
MC Mixed 562
81% 541 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,096
Dell(1028 079A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Lighting 269
Reflection 242
Parallax 239
80% 250 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 277
Splatting 184
93% 213 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 1TB
953GB free
Firmware: CXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
292% Outstanding
Read 2,519
Write 1,964
Mixed 1,804
465% 2,096 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 39.8
209% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 52.6
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 137
131% 194 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 292%
Great: 330%
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$369
740GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 463
Mixed 492
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 41.7
140% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 33.2
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 21.9
60% 119 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 123%
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 1TB
572GB free
Firmware: CXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
320% Outstanding
Read 2,652
Write 1,955
Mixed 1,790
473% 2,133 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 72.1
246% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 420
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 193
200% 329 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 320%
Great: 330%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA82GS6AFR8N-UH 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
79.2% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 25.1
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 22.2
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 82%
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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 1,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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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 $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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