Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 68.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics8.5% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180125
Uptime5 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:28
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 as expected (51st percentile)
68.4% Good
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 99.5
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 325
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 551
81% 541 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0778) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
8.5% Terrible
Lighting 21.5
Reflection 181
Parallax 22.7
7% 74.9 fps
MRender 21.4
Gravity 19.1
Splatting 32.5
10% 24.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.5%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteon CV3-8D128-11 SATA 128GB
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T87110D
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 470
Write 422
Mixed 374
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 36.2
120% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 286
226% 315 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 94%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
75GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 68 68 70 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
47.5% Average
Read 96.7
Write 103
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 68.6
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 009C3523 8ATF1G64HZ-2G3B1 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 22
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 21.9
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 79%
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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 5,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: Alienware 17 R4

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