Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 74.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics9.27% 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 Drive201% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory19.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170705
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:44
Run Duration181 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 52.7
SC Float 61
SC Mixed 64.2
47% 59.3 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 438
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 539
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0778) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4708
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
9.27% Terrible
Lighting 23
Reflection 30
Parallax 23.8
7% 25.6 fps
MRender 23.9
Gravity 21.1
Splatting 35.7
11% 26.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.27%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn51t02duk NVMe TOSHIBA 1024GB
660GB free
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 1,459
Write 492
Mixed 627
187% 860 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 27.2
88% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 488
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 164
183% 315 MB/s
Poor: 111%
This bench: 133%
Great: 192%
Nvme KXG50ZNV512G NVM 512GB
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
201% Outstanding
Read 2,507
Write 827
Mixed 687
290% 1,340 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 31
113% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 397
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 111
146% 266 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 201%
Great: 227%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$253
225GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 498
Write 393
Mixed 419
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 17.5
69% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 122
134% 229 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 133%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 64GB-$23
57GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 147
Write 33.8
Mixed 47.5
76% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.87
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.29
70% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA82GS6AFR8N-UH 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
76.1% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 25.2
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19.1
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 5,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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