Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.1% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04WT2G
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 720 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:45
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-4710MQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
66.1% Good
SC Int 80.4
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 95.9
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 318
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 490
MC Mixed 499
72% 484 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Mobile 1.15 GHz)
Dell(1028 05AA) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
5.1% Terrible
Lighting 11.6
Reflection 55.5
Parallax 21.7
5% 29.6 fps
MRender 16.5
Gravity 7
Splatting 17.7
5% 13.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.1%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$49
783GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 93.4
Write 85.7
Mixed 82
65% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.09
48% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
53.6% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 16.2
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 57%
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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 1,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $209
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