Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 61.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics68.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (21%). 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 15 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 15 R3
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170705
Uptime41.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:13
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 way below expectations (16th percentile)
61.6% Good
SC Int 86.3
SC Float 96.2
SC Mixed 87.3
72% 89.9 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 298
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 478
71% 473 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 07C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.14
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
68.6% Good
Lighting 236
Reflection 229
Parallax 206
70% 223 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 188
Splatting 187
68% 162 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 101%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk X400 M.2 2280 128GB
15GB free
Firmware: X4152012 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 472
Write 234
Mixed 345
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 10.4
76% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 49.6
DQ Mixed 11.4
16% 29.2 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 77%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
825GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 129
Write 135
Mixed 130
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.6
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 17.8
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.7%
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 15 R3 Builds (Compare 3,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
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System: Alienware 15 R3

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