Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive101% 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.
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  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '19 at 03:34
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4930MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
76.3% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 242
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 611
67% 520 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 05AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 261
Reflection 294
Parallax 274
68% 277 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 255
Splatting 229
71% 226 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO mSATA 500GB
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT41B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 315 319 320 321 320 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 320
Mixed 308
SusWrite 318
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 37.2
152% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 248
212% 312 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 120%
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$64
53GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 396 386 391 404 401 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 460
Mixed 393
SusWrite 396
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 35.8
120% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 278
229% 327 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 118%
WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB
258GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 400 409 413 405 409 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 369
Mixed 263
SusWrite 406
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 30.8
110% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 288
231% 326 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 2000 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 24.4
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79%
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 Builds (Compare 3,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $209
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