Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 65.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive125% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0DVV6W
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170728
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:58
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
65.5% Good
SC Int 86.4
SC Float 92.8
SC Mixed 92.3
72% 90.5 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 317
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 542
MC Mixed 518
77% 512 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 0708) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4590
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
7% Terrible
Lighting 18.4
Reflection 104
Parallax 17.3
6% 46.7 fps
MRender 17.3
Gravity 15.7
Splatting 27.5
8% 20.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 2TB-$625
442GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 388
Mixed 406
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 27.1
125% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 102
118% 203 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 110%
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe 256GB
139GB free
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 1,408
Write 280
Mixed 444
153% 711 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 17.7
135% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 141
148% 242 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 125%
Great: 141%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G43EB1-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.9
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 21.5
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 84.5
47% 84.5 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 77%
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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 1,585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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