Alienware 17 R5

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 89.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics121% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive231% 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.
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. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAlienware 17 R5  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R5
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, , 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181005
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '19 at 19:19
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-8950HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Memory 92.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 257
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 768
78% 619 Pts
64-Core 858
58% 858 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
MSI(1462 3722) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
121% Outstanding
Lighting 498
Reflection 409
Parallax 531
131% 480 fps
MRender 375
Gravity 421
Splatting 236
121% 344 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 121%
Great: 134%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 725 614 605 600 591 588 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
231% Outstanding
Read 2,197
Write 2,104
Mixed 1,515
SusWrite 621
360% 1,609 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 65.9
213% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 925
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 863
648% 866 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 231%
Great: 320%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
496GB free
Firmware: 1.0.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 718 815 821 822 818 822 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
156% Outstanding
Read 1,050
Write 812
Mixed 660
SusWrite 803
186% 831 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 39.9
134% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 597
DQ Mixed 462
369% 510 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 156%
Great: 417%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A2K43CB1-CTD 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 26.3
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 25.2
76% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $45
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