Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170705
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:19
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 98.6
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 366
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 581
MC Mixed 562
83% 555 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 80%
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: 391.35
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Lighting 305
Reflection 309
Parallax 297
93% 304 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 276
Splatting 220
97% 227 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteon CV3-8D128-11 SATA 128GB
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T87110D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 50% Great: 96%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
610GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 125
Write 124
Mixed 125
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64HZ-2G3H1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 22.1
78% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.7
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.3%
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 5,373 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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