Alienware 13 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.8% 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 Drive170% 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 13 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0H1MFC
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:50
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 388
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 566
82% 548 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 79%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 0770) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9065
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 173
Parallax 171
56% 177 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 167
Splatting 139
62% 146 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 67%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pc300 NVMe SK hynix 512GB
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20005A00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 1,798
Write 761
Mixed 1,073
266% 1,211 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 14.3
122% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 25.5
115% 258 MB/s
Poor: 109%
This bench: 170%
Great: 167%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-VK 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
81.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 23.1
82% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.3
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 13 R3 Builds (Compare 1,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
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System: Alienware 13 R3

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