Alienware 15 R2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 71.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive135% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 81% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemAlienware 15 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R2
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160323
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 18:39
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 33%
CPU Throttled 81%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 as expected (51st percentile)
71.5% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 339
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 553
MC Mixed 541
79% 528 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe 256GB
157GB free
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 1,409
Write 287
Mixed 460
155% 719 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 28.7
159% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 140
154% 261 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 135%
Great: 141%
Seagate ST1000LM044 HN-M101SAD 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 2BD10001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 119
Write 137
Mixed 145
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 3.99
4K Mixed 0.4
149% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 81%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 22.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 75.9
53% 75.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Alienware 15 R2

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