Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.5% 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 Drive118% 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). 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.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171024
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '18 at 05:26
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 41%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 (52nd percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 114
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 362
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 619
MC Mixed 590
87% 584 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 94%
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 (66th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 292
Reflection 303
Parallax 289
90% 294 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 266
Splatting 224
96% 226 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 101%
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
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 74% Great: 116%
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
166GB free
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 1,150
Write 291
Mixed 513
142% 651 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 21.2
138% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 14.1
97% 226 MB/s
Poor: 95%
This bench: 118%
Great: 175%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
801GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 126
Write 141
Mixed 127
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 75%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$20
9GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 230
Write 37.9
Mixed 31.4
88% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 9.19
4K Mixed 4.18
494% 7.99 MB/s
DQ Read 11.3
DQ Write 9.73
DQ Mixed 4.29
519% 8.44 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 72.4%
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 (95th percentile)
78.1% Very good
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 22.8
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78.1%
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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System: Alienware 17 R4

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