Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 64%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics97.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive158% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). 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 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170224
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:15
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 22%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 (74th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 369
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 595
MC Mixed 552
83% 553 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Lighting 297
Reflection 310
Parallax 297
92% 301 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 284
Splatting 238
102% 240 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
71GB free
Firmware: 5KDA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 1,585
Write 526
Mixed 668
202% 926 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 42.9
177% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 32.9
74% 142 MB/s
Poor: 106%
This bench: 158%
Great: 178%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 124
Write 127
Mixed 128
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CRC 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 21.7
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.5
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 R3 Builds (Compare 2,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 42%
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System: Alienware 15 R3

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