Alienware 17 R2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive52.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemAlienware 17 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R2
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170331
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:09
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i7-4710HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
69.6% Good
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 95.8
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 347
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 486
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 492
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0688) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8205
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 107
Reflection 104
Parallax 107
33% 106 fps
MRender 60.1
Gravity 105
Splatting 83.1
36% 82.8 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 256GB
69GB free
Firmware: EXT25D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Read 490
Write 126
Mixed 180
58% 265 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 23.6
4K Mixed 9.74
49% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 30.3
79% 173 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 77%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$50
373GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
38.1% Below average
Read 64.1
Write 68.6
Mixed 80
54% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.17
54% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73QH0-YK0 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
53.4% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 16.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 18.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 84.5
47% 84.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 58%
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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
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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System: Alienware 17 R2

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