Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 67.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive308% 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.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 000000
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180108
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 13:17
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
67.8% Good
SC Int 100
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 318
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 497
74% 498 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 161
Reflection 136
Parallax 151
49% 149 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 153
Splatting 116
56% 130 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
109GB free
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
308% Outstanding
Read 3,864
Write 69.5
Mixed 141
283% 1,358 MB/s
4K Read 368
4K Write 4.23
4K Mixed 4.09
565% 125 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 308%
Great: 139%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
427GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 128
Write 122
Mixed 106
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.18
72% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.2
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 2,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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