Alienware 15 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 77.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.6% 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.
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
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 18:59
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 (86th percentile)
77.4% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 383
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 549
81% 540 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 81%
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: 398.36
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Lighting 284
Reflection 290
Parallax 308
91% 294 fps
MRender 187
Gravity 266
Splatting 220
96% 225 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SK hynix SC308 SATA 128GB
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 130 112 114 124 132 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
496GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 106 109 110 109 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 120
Write 117
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 108
66% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 22.2
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 23.6
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.6%
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 3,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: Alienware 15 R3

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Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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