Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 77.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics9.35% 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 Drive72.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171211
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 06:18
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
77.3% Very good
SC Int 87.6
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 104
76% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 388
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 564
84% 560 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0778) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
9.35% Terrible
Lighting 23.6
Reflection 244
Parallax 25.1
8% 97.7 fps
MRender 23.7
Gravity 20.9
Splatting 35.8
11% 26.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.35%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk X400 M.2 2280 128GB
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4130012 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 494
Write 253
Mixed 314
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 41.4
4K Mixed 23.2
86% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 9.78
72% 167 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 79%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
382GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 118
Write 117
Mixed 116
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.2
72% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 77%
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 (68th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 21.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 19.5
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 5,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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