Alienware 17

Performance Results

Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 62%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 73.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics2.82% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:40
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i7-4800MQ-$500
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
73.2% Very good
SC Int 79
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 106
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 352
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 544
81% 541 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 05AA) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
2.82% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 47.6
Parallax 10.8
2% 21.5 fps
MRender 10.9
Gravity 3.7
Splatting 8.9
3% 7.83 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.82%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
10GB free
Firmware: GLi7
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 418
Write 95.4
Mixed 148
48% 221 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 17.2
86% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 96.4
DQ Write 84
DQ Mixed 29.8
39% 70.1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 57%
WD Black 2.5" 750GB (2013)-$64
380GB free
Firmware: A110
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 161
Write 100
Mixed 107
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.21
74% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 19.2
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 1,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 51%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $209
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