Alienware 17

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 60.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics20.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemAlienware 17  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 04WT2G
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 03:29
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
60.3% Good
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 190
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 333
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 439
29% 439 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 860M
Dell(1028 05AE) 2GB
CLim: 915 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Lighting 64.5
Reflection 55.3
Parallax 87
17% 68.9 fps
MRender 42.2
Gravity 79.7
Splatting 38.1
21% 53.3 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBNCE5000PNC 500GB
452GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 400 404 404 407 401 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 434
Write 360
Mixed 348
SusWrite 401
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 32.6
108% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 283
232% 330 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2009)-$40
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 58 67 65 66 70 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 70.5
Write 70
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 65.5
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 43%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 97 95 105 107 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 79.7
Write 106
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 100
66% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.5
179% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 52%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KNWMX1-ETF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.7% Average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 17.3
MC Mixed 15.6
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 15
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 75.5
53% 75.5 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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System: Alienware 17

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $209
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