Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics37.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive83.9% 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.
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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0GH72M
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161212
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:40
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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 way below expectations (15th percentile)
56.9% Above average
SC Int 80.4
SC Float 83.2
SC Mixed 76.7
64% 80.1 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 288
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 395
65% 433 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0708) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8476
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
37.8% Below average
Lighting 114
Reflection 93.1
Parallax 102
34% 103 fps
MRender 88.2
Gravity 112
Splatting 82
41% 94.2 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe 256GB
2GB free
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 931
Write 93.2
Mixed 146
83% 390 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 16.9
110% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 85.7
DQ Mixed 55.7
79% 154 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 141%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
232GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 92.3
Write 99.8
Mixed 88.1
70% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.19
61% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.8
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 16.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 64.1%
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 1,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Alienware 17 R3

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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.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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