Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 78.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 068R5X
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 19 '19 at 02:11
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 (99th percentile)
78.9% Very good
1-Core 126
2-Core 236
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 607
66% 511 Pts
64-Core 591
40% 591 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 05AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Lighting 264
Reflection 304
Parallax 280
69% 283 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 265
Splatting 236
73% 232 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
616GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 493 494 578 594 591 587 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 736
Write 768
Mixed 310
SusWrite 556
133% 593 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 31.4
106% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 405
DQ Write 548
DQ Mixed 195
226% 382 MB/s
Poor: 114%
This bench: 118%
Great: 391%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$127
487GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 293 333 340 340 339 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 459
Mixed 443
SusWrite 324
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 60.4
203% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 360
270% 359 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 119%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 EVO mSATA 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: RVT41B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 293 333 340 340 339 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 480
Mixed 442
SusWrite 324
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 59.2
203% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 353
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 119%
Great: 119%
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 (96th percentile)
77.3% Very good
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24.1
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 23.7
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 77%
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
Desktop 47%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $209
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