Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 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 67.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics92.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0KY0N5
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170210
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:33
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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 i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
67.1% Good
SC Int 101
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 95.7
79% 99 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 323
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 527
78% 525 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 0776) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8514
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 285
Parallax 301
94% 298 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 253
Splatting 208
91% 213 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 102%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
13GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 94.4
Write 74.4
Mixed 88.1
65% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.2
62% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6MFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 19.9
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 83.7
48% 83.7 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 79%
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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 2,635 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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