Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 74.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.7% 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 Drive156% 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 (28%). 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 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171024
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '18 at 00:56
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 28%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i7-7820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
74.6% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 351
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 570
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Lighting 289
Reflection 302
Parallax 284
89% 291 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 271
Splatting 232
99% 233 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
411GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 77% Great: 133%
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
156% Outstanding
Read 1,576
Write 701
Mixed 755
221% 1,011 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 24.9
144% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.7
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 155
129% 176 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 156%
Great: 144%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
801GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 129
Write 136
Mixed 121
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 77%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$20
11GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 227
Write 36.6
Mixed 43.2
92% 102 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 9.32
4K Mixed 4.87
527% 8.73 MB/s
DQ Read 13.5
DQ Write 10.2
DQ Mixed 3.36
512% 9.04 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CRC 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
77.4% Very good
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.6
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 25.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 78%
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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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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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