Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 51.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics22.1% 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 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.
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.
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04WT2G
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 02:09
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th 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 i5-4210M
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
51.7% Above average
SC Int 77.5
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 93.1
70% 88.2 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 234
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 224
MC Float 239
MC Mixed 232
35% 232 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 860M
Dell(1028 05AA) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9065
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 66.4
Reflection 55.1
Parallax 84.4
23% 68.6 fps
MRender 36.3
Gravity 74.5
Splatting 34.5
22% 48.4 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$55
869GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 114
Write 74.9
Mixed 92.3
71% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.5
149% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
56.6% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 20.3
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56.6%
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 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $209
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