Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive162% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0M5CM7
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170728
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 23:30
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 430
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 575
MC Float 674
MC Mixed 646
94% 632 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8843
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
53.9% Above average
Lighting 170
Reflection 145
Parallax 153
51% 156 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 152
Splatting 119
56% 132 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 65%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pm951 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB
356GB free
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Read 1,526
Write 572
Mixed 786
210% 961 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 38.5
163% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 450
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 171
186% 315 MB/s
Poor: 110%
This bench: 162%
Great: 174%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$288
32GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 65% Great: 119%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64HZ-2G1A2 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
71.6% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 21.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 23.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 76%
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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 1,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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