Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
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. 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 65.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
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 26 '19 at 21:10
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4710MQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
65.8% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 195
71% 149 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 558
58% 454 Pts
64-Core 549
37% 549 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile)
Dell(1028 05AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2155 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Lighting 268
Reflection 301
Parallax 302
70% 290 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 263
Splatting 236
73% 234 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
604GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 581 582 594 596 598 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 532
Write 859
Mixed 330
SusWrite 582
130% 576 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 32.4
111% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 506
DQ Mixed 342
290% 418 MB/s
Poor: 112%
This bench: 112%
Great: 391%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$127
487GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 340 337 345 345 345 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 476
Mixed 443
SusWrite 339
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 53
187% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 356
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 115%
Great: 135%
Samsung 860 EVO mSATA 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: RVT41B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 340 337 345 345 344 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 478
Mixed 450
SusWrite 339
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 56.9
193% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 117%
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 (97th percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 23.2
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 77%
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 13%
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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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