Alienware 13 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
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 69.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics8.05% 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 Drive252% 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.
SystemAlienware 13 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 13 R3
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170705
Uptime14.3 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:36
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 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 above expectations (75th percentile)
69.6% Good
SC Int 101
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 309
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 328
74% 324 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 547
MC Mixed 522
77% 516 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 076E) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4549
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
8.05% Terrible
Lighting 20.5
Reflection 179
Parallax 21.9
6% 73.7 fps
MRender 18.2
Gravity 18.3
Splatting 32.6
9% 23 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 8.05%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Cx2-8b512-q11 NVMe LITEON 512GB
401GB free
Firmware: 48911QD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
213% Outstanding
Read 1,657
Write 1,151
Mixed 1,336
307% 1,381 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 53.9
191% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 181
189% 315 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 213%
Great: 202%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
240GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 1,793
Write 1,605
Mixed 1,598
372% 1,665 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 66.5
213% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 446
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 165
168% 278 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 252%
Great: 326%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-VK 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
80.5% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 23.2
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 24.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 13 R3 Builds (Compare 582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
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System: Alienware 13 R3

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