Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive82.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180129
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 01:43
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i7-4940MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 422
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 643
MC Mixed 640
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM851 mSATA 512GB
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 357 357 356 353 355 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 439
Write 361
Mixed 174
SusWrite 356
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 27.1
100% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 87.5
120% 224 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 81%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$162
436GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 464 455 455 454 460 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 456
Write 427
Mixed 424
SusWrite 459
100% 441 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 54.2
177% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 118%
Great: 134%
Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 122 125 127 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 43.7
Write 42
Mixed 47
SusWrite 124
47% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
188% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B1G73EB0-YK0 M471B1G73EB0-YK0 M471B1G73EB0-YK0 M471B1G73CB0-YK0 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
57.1% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 16.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 20.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $209
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