Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 77%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive89.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 01:21
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-4800MQ-$500
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 389
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 515
MC Float 550
MC Mixed 541
80% 535 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 77%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780M
Dell(1028 05AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 849 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
32.9% Below average
Lighting 86.2
Reflection 74.2
Parallax 120
30% 93.6 fps
MRender 76.2
Gravity 100
Splatting 61.4
35% 79.3 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$200
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 404 403 365 400 416 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 431
Write 404
Mixed 315
SusWrite 399
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 43.1
144% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 52.1
47% 68.1 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 126%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
74GB free
Firmware: DMH110A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 199 200 188 200 200 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 338
Write 199
Mixed 171
SusWrite 198
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 28.3
104% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 62.4
DQ Mixed 34.1
29% 42.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 20.2
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 76.4
52% 76.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 17 Builds (Compare 2,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $209
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