Alienware 17 R4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 64.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics6.24% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive151% 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 R4  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 0MMXTT
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170209
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 19:54
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU10%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
64.8% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 184
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 546
57% 447 Pts
64-Core 541
36% 541 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 0778) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
6.24% Terrible
Lighting 23.9
Reflection 212
Parallax 24.7
6% 86.7 fps
MRender 21.9
Gravity 21.1
Splatting 35.9
6% 26.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.24%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 806 616 611 617 616 612 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
151% Outstanding
Read 1,145
Write 1067
Mixed 582
SusWrite 646
192% 860 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 30.9
86% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 937
DQ Write 811
DQ Mixed 739
591% 829 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 151%
Great: 260%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
595GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3W0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 121 120 121 122 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
68% Good
Read 116
Write 106
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 120
66% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 68%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64HZ-2G3B1 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.2% Good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21.8
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 8.9
24% 8.5 GB/s
Latency 129
31% 129 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 78%
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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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Desktop
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Workstation
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System: Alienware 17 R4

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