Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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.
Graphics32.5% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0GH72M
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20170728
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:37
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 362
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 487
MC Float 550
MC Mixed 527
78% 521 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0708) 3GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5940
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Lighting 95.7
Reflection 89.2
Parallax 100
30% 95.1 fps
MRender 72.5
Gravity 95
Splatting 72
34% 79.8 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
815GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 119
Write 122
Mixed 119
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.2
75% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 75%
ADATA CH11 500GB
186GB free, PID a11a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
38.1% Below average
Read 88.5
Write 87.3
Mixed 72.3
105% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.19
76% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451S6AFR8N-TF 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 21.6
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.2
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 74%
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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 1,501 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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