Alienware 13 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 78.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics9.15% 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 Drive267% 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.
CPU throttled at 99% 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 13 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 13 R3
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170706
Uptime1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:29
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
78.4% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 394
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 560
83% 558 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0770) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 22.20.16.4708
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
9.15% Terrible
Lighting 23.1
Reflection 178
Parallax 21.5
7% 74.2 fps
MRender 23.3
Gravity 21.1
Splatting 36.1
11% 26.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.15%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
461GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
264% Outstanding
Read 2,692
Write 1,353
Mixed 1,618
416% 1,888 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 38.6
194% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 153
170% 290 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 264%
Great: 283%
Pm961 NVMe SAMSUNG 256GB
133GB free
Firmware: CXB73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 2,713
Write 1,322
Mixed 1,644
417% 1,893 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 41.4
207% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 188
190% 307 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 267%
Great: 288%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64HZ-2G3H1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
73.9% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.8
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 23.3
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 79%
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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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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
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System: Alienware 13 R3

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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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