Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 17%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics7.96% 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 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.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130606
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 12:30
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
17% Very poor
SC Int 23.5
SC Float 23.4
SC Mixed 23.2
19% 23.4 Pts
QC Int 74.2
QC Float 86.6
QC Mixed 84.5
18% 81.8 Pts
MC Int 118
MC Float 128
MC Mixed 126
18% 124 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 17%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 765M
Dell(1028 05AA) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8792
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
7.96% Terrible
Lighting 22.5
Reflection 17.4
Parallax 24.5
7% 21.5 fps
MRender 16
Gravity 27
Splatting 15.1
9% 19.4 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.96%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K750 2.5" 750GB-$55
599GB free
Firmware: JF4OA100 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 115
Write 110
Mixed 108
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.22
70% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173CB0-YK0 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
43% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 16.8
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 7.7
18% 6.17 GB/s
Latency 120
33% 120 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 43%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 985 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $209
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