Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 13.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics45.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive64.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R3
Memory24.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160129
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 13:34
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th 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 i7-6820HK
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
13.2% Very poor
SC Int 18.6
SC Float 19.3
SC Mixed 17.7
15% 18.5 Pts
QC Int 59.7
QC Float 65.3
QC Mixed 63.5
14% 62.8 Pts
MC Int 112
MC Float 114
MC Mixed 120
17% 116 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 13.2%
Great: 88%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 0708) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
45.5% Average
Lighting 68.6
Reflection 101
Parallax 170
33% 113 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 149
Splatting 114
55% 128 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 63%
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 0708) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
3.07% Terrible
Lighting 7.5
Reflection 94.1
Parallax 8.7
2% 36.8 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 11.5
4% 8.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.07%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 162 157 157 153 135 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 642
Write 237
Mixed 203
SusWrite 162
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 32.9
4K Mixed 19.3
71% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 168
126% 169 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 141%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
418GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 101 105 106 95 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 107
Write 99.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 102
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA82GS6MFR8N-TF 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
41.9% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 19.2
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 3.3
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 5.4
12% 4.33 GB/s
Latency 146
27% 146 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 75%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 3,084 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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System: Alienware 17 R3

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