Alienware 17

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.03% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive53.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0MPYM4
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 26 '16 at 07:08
Run Duration100 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4700MQ-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Memory 59.9
1-Core 20.8
2-Core 40.6
30% 40.4 Pts
4-Core 71
8-Core 101
11% 85.9 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 M290X
Dell(1028 05AA) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1045.0
Relative performance (0th percentile)
3.03% Terrible
Lighting 3.93
Reflection 6.81
Parallax 6.91
3% 5.88 fps
MRender 9.67
Gravity 2.37
Splatting 7.91
3% 6.65 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 3.03%
Great: 26%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$37
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 472
Write 353
Mixed 408
91% 411 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 4.02
43% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 18.5
DQ Write 37.1
DQ Mixed 3.86
10% 19.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Elpida EBJ40UG8EFU0-GN-F 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
39.6% Below average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 4.5
SC Mixed 6.5
16% 5.5 GB/s
Latency 128
31% 128 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 1,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $209
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