Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive152% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 14:36
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 19%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 111
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 401
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 516
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 557
83% 554 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.3%
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: 398.11
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 294
Reflection 309
Parallax 288
90% 297 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 276
Splatting 228
99% 232 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme KXG50ZNV256G NVM 256GB
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4102 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1010 956 1026 753 338 339 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Read 968
Write 228
Mixed 420
SusWrite 737
130% 588 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 36.4
162% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 432
DQ Write 450
DQ Mixed 613
414% 498 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 152%
Great: 213%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
646GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 116 116 116 118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 124
Write 115
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 116
68% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
105% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4S240FSDK.8FBD 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.7
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 81%
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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 4,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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