Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics94.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive123% 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.
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.
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.
SystemAlienware 17 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware Alienware 17 R4
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180910
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:40
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
73.6% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 357
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 500
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 553
82% 549 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 0778) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 25.21.14.1735
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Lighting 315
Reflection 294
Parallax 275
93% 295 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 265
Splatting 216
95% 223 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba XG5 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$199
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AADA4102 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 44 65 76 99 127 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 1,593
Write 65
Mixed 118
SusWrite 76.2
98% 463 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 43.3
138% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 441
DQ Write 51.8
DQ Mixed 93.5
107% 196 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 123%
Great: 180%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
512GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 120 118 119 121 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 138
Write 125
Mixed 32
SusWrite 119
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 21.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 22.9
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 R4 Builds (Compare 5,771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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