Alienware 17

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 70.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive191% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% 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 0GR0H2
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140924
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 03 '19 at 05:42
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
70.7% Very good
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 569
61% 476 Pts
64-Core 567
38% 567 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 75%
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: 430.39
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
69.5% Good
Lighting 262
Reflection 284
Parallax 284
69% 277 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 254
Splatting 221
71% 224 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 80%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 3TB
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 692 1003 1055 1104 1077 1101 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
191% Outstanding
Read 1,328
Write 960
Mixed 817
SusWrite 1,005
230% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 52.2
174% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 520
DQ Write 500
DQ Mixed 490
373% 503 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 191%
Great: 363%
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 (86th percentile)
73.9% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23.7
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 23.6
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 77%
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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 3,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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System: Alienware 17

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