Alienware 13 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 74.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive189% 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.
High background CPU (24%). 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
SystemAlienware 13 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 13 R3
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170504
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 10:27
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 24%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 98.7
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 377
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 549
MC Mixed 494
77% 512 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 0770) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8541
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
62.3% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 177
Parallax 183
58% 184 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 168
Splatting 151
65% 154 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Hellfire NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$240
285GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
204% Outstanding
Read 1,952
Write 1,162
Mixed 1,369
330% 1,494 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 36.1
151% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 377
DQ Mixed 83.5
101% 164 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 204%
Great: 257%
Nvme THNSN5512GPUK NV 512GB
394GB free
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
189% Outstanding
Read 1,573
Write 831
Mixed 795
234% 1,067 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 54.2
194% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 32.3
109% 237 MB/s
Poor: 112%
This bench: 189%
Great: 196%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
71.6% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 21.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.6%
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 13 R3 Builds (Compare 439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Alienware 13 R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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 $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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