Alienware 17 R3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7.25% 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.
SystemAlienware 17 R3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0GH72M
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180108
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 18:11
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
61.8% Good
SC Int 80.1
SC Float 87.8
SC Mixed 84.8
67% 84.2 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 312
QC Mixed 303
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 490
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 0708) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
7.25% Terrible
Lighting 18
Reflection 102
Parallax 19.2
6% 46.5 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 16.4
Splatting 28
8% 20.9 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.25%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 950
Write 212
Mixed 262
102% 475 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 29.8
148% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 322
277% 425 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 140%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
247GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3P0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 94 96 96 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 85.5
Write 88
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 95.9
53% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
69.7% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 22.5
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 20.1
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 80.8
50% 80.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R3 Builds (Compare 2,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 17 R3

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $89
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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