Alienware 15 R2

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.9% 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 Drive249% 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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 15 R2  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 06D1WD
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180108
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 15:15
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.7% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 352
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 500
MC Mixed 477
72% 479 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
Dell(1028 0708) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 24.21.13.9731
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
38.9% Below average
Lighting 129
Reflection 102
Parallax 112
38% 114 fps
MRender 84.2
Gravity 111
Splatting 81.3
40% 92.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$108
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 2,732
Write 1,207
Mixed 1,468
395% 1,802 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 33.7
213% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 60.7
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 31.9
40% 69.8 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 249%
Great: 267%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
888GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 129
Write 126
Mixed 130
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.2
75% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
73.7% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.1
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 21.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 75%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 15 R2 Builds (Compare 1,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 15 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $333Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
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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